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Game Thread no. 126. Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels. Aug. 24, 2018, 9:07 CDT

Come join the discussion as the Astros defend their AL West lead in their last Series on the West Coast against Mike Trout and the Angels

MLB: Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
New Astros catcher Martin Maldonado is red hot. Here he celebrates a home run against the Mariners.
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The Astros are currently defending a 1.5 game lead in the AL West over the Oakland A’s, and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The Angels however have lost six of their last seven, but welcome Mike Trout back into the lineup tonight after recovering from a wrist injury. However the Angels will be without the services of Justin Upton, who was put on the disabled list Tuesday. George Springer of the Astros will miss his third straight game tonight with a quad injury.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP (9-10, 3.59 ERA) faces Andrew Heaney, LHP (7-7, 4.11 ERA).

For a full series preview go here.

Here is the Astros’ lineup.

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Friday, August 24th @ 9:07 pm CDT

Listen: Astros - KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM / Angels - KLAA 830

Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / Angels - FS-W / MLB Network (out-of-market only), MLB.TV