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GameThread No.101: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels, July 21, 2018 6:15 PM CDT

Join the conversation for tonight's nationally televised game as the Houston Astros and Justin Verlander look to take this road series against Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels.

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Los Angeles Angels (49-49) vs. Houston Astros (65-35), July 21, 2018, 6:15 PM CDT


Radio: KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM

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Pitching Matchup

RHP Nick Tropeano (3-4, 4.83 ERA, 44 SO) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (9-5, 2.29 ERA, 172 SO)

With six strikeouts tonight, Justin Verlander could pass Gerrit Cole and take the lead for strikeouts by an Astros pitcher in 2018. The American League leader is Chris Sale with 188 strikeouts so far this season.

Tonight's Lineups

Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels
George Springer - CF Kole Calhoun - RF
Alex Bregman - 3B Andrelton Simmons - SS
Jose Altuve - 2B Mike Trout - CF
Yuli Gurriel - 1B Justin Upton - LF
Josh Reddick - RF Shohei Ohtani - DH
Marwin Gonzalez - SS Ian Kinsler - 2B
Tony Kemp - DH Luis Valbuena - 1B
Max Stassi - C Martin Maldonado - C
Kyle Tucker - LF David Fletcher - 3B
Justin Verlander - RHP Nick Tropeano - RHP