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Game Thread no. 121, 8/17 2018, Houston Astros at Oakland A's. 9:05 CDT.

The Houston Astros come to Oakland holding a slim 2 game AL West lead for the first game of a series that will determine leadership of the division.

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It’s the biggest series of the year! The Astros come to Oakland to defend and hopefully expand upon their 2 game lead in the AL West. The A’s hope to sweep, and take the divisional lead.

The Astros were ice cold in their home stand, losing five straight, but broke out Wednesday night against the Rockies 12-1. And tonight GEORGE SPRINGER IS BAAAAACK.

On the mound Charlie Morton faces Edwin Jackson.

Here’s the lineup.

For You Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Friday, August 17th @ 9:05 pm CDT

Listen: Astros - KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM / Athletics - 95.7 FM The Game, KIQI 1010

Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / Athletics - NBCSCA / MLB Network (out-of-market only) / MLB.TV

Go Stros.