The tough Oakland A’s come into Houston hoping to sweep the World Champions, which would give them undisputed first place in the AL West. They have beaten the Astros in 5 of the last 7 games played between the two teams and come into Houston as one of the best teams in baseball over the last two months, and have won 7 of their last 10 games.
The Astros are fighting too, and have a five game winning streak going into this crucial series. An Astros sweep would be critical blow to the A’s hopes for a division title.
Pitching Match Ups
Game 1: Brett Anderson, LHP (3-3, 3.47 ERA) vs. Gerrit Cole, RHP (11-5, 2.73 ERA)
For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure
Game 1: Monday, August 27th @ 7:10 pm CDT
Listen: Athletics - 95.7 FM The Game / Astros - KBME 790, La Ranchera 850 AM
Watch: Athletics - NBCSCA / Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / MLB.TV