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GameThread No.68: Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics, June 12, 2018 9:05 PM CDT

Join the conversation as the Houston Astros are in Oakland looking to continue their winning streak with Lance McCullers Jr. on the mound and Carlos Correa back in the lineup

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Oakland Athletics (34-32) vs. Houston Astros (42-25), June 12, 2018, 9:05 PM CDT

TV: AT&T SportsNet-SW

Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM

Online: MLB.TV

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Pitching Matchup

RHP Daniel Mengden (6-5, 3.45 ERA, 51 SO) vs Lance McCullers Jr. (7-3, 3.94 ERA, 76 SO)

The Houston, Texas native, Texas A&M alum, and former Astros prospect Daniel Mengden is off to a solid start so far for Oakland, but he does not miss very many bats and is coming off a start against the Rangers in which he was roughed up a bit, able to complete only four innings and allowing six earned runs. For Lance McCullers Jr., tonight is all about consistency as there were times in his last start against the Mariners where he seemed to be in control and other times where he left too many breaking pitches in the zone and paid for those mistakes against a good Seattle lineup.

Today's Lineups

Houston Astros Oakland Athletics
George Springer - CF Dustin Fowler - CF
Alex Bregman - 3B Marcus Semien - SS
Jose Altuve - 2B Jed Lowrie - 2B
Carlos Correa - SS Khris Davis - DH
Yuli Gurriel - 1B Matt Olson - 1B
Josh Reddick - RF Matt Chapman - 3B
Evan Gattis - DH Mark Canha - LF
Brian McCann - C Stephen Piscotty - RF
Tony Kemp - LF Jonathan Lucroy - C
Lance McCullers Jr. - RHP Daniel Mengden - RHP