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MLB : ATS Matchup
Friday 5/10/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
TEXAS  OGANDO )
 
HOUSTON  KEUCHEL )
-1.5  -145

+1.5  +125
-210

+190

9ev
 
4
Final
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TEXAS (21 - 13) at HOUSTON (10 - 25)
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Friday, 5/10/2013 8:10 PM
ALEXI OGANDO (R) vs. DALLAS KEUCHEL (L)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
975TEXAS-200Ov 8.5,-110-200Ov 9,-105
976HOUSTON+185Un 8.5,-110+185Un 9,-115
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
TEXAS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games21-13+4.611-214.30.2630.3253.40.2380.295
Road Games10-9-1.27-113.60.2510.3033.80.2550.301
vs Left-handed Starters9-5+2.74-104.40.2750.3503.00.2220.275
Past 7 Games4-3+0.22-53.70.2670.3313.30.2490.314
Grass Games21-13+4.611-214.30.2630.3253.40.2380.295
Night Games17-7+8.38-144.70.2720.3333.10.2330.291
Division11-5+4.77-85.20.2610.3223.10.2310.292
TEXAS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.30.2630.32534115230398390.031341052071723835133114
Road Games3.60.2510.3031965316451140.0261491118125238186
Lefty Starters4.40.2750.3501448013243140.035655928110186148
TEXAS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.851.20494.7313089925776-1100100%
Road Games3.781.39552.3222262511463-170100%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games10-25-10.622-113.90.2520.3046.00.2970.370
Home Games6-13-5.512-63.50.2330.2806.50.2960.369
vs Right-handed Starters6-18-9.813-93.50.2410.2895.80.3040.367
Past 7 Games2-5-2.25-23.30.2250.2717.10.2910.371
Grass Games10-25-10.622-113.90.2520.3046.00.2970.370
Night Games9-18-4.618-84.20.2570.3086.10.2960.370
Division8-13-1.713-84.30.2650.3145.10.2680.341
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2520.304351196301106330.03130903531823023214620
Home Games3.50.2330.2801963414851180.036241211111111213248
Righty Starters3.50.2410.2892481919772240.038056243915415133618
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.991.53213990771552258951-75455.6%
Home Games5.541.55679.75849901634580-45362.5%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
TEXAS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/26/2013GRIMM(R)@ MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)4-3W-1158.5 unU1372851
4/27/2013HOLLAND(L)@ MINNESOTAHERNANDEZ(L)2-7L-1358.5 ovO871940
4/28/2013OGANDO(R)@ MINNESOTACORREIA(R)0-5L-1208.5 ovU770940
4/30/2013DARVISH(R)CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L)10-6W-1908 ovO12501082
5/1/2013TEPESCH(R)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)2-5L-1158.5 ovU990830
5/2/2013GRIMM(R)CHI WHITE SOXSANTIAGO(L)1-3L-1558.5 unU380890
5/3/2013HOLLAND(L)BOSTONDOUBRONT(L)7-0W-1309 unU18120652
5/4/2013OGANDO(R)BOSTONLACKEY(R)5-1W-1309 unU1080792
5/5/2013DARVISH(R)BOSTONLESTER(L)4-3W-1607.5 unU9100570
5/6/2013TEPESCH(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSFELDMAN(R)2-9L-1207.5 unO5521192
5/7/2013GRIMM(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)3-6L-1158.5 unO750951
5/8/2013HOLLAND(L)@ MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)4-1W1058 unU121001281
5/10/2013OGANDO(R)@ HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L) 
5/11/2013DARVISH(R)@ HOUSTONBEDARD(L) 
5/12/2013TEPESCH(R)@ HOUSTONLYLES(R) 
5/13/2013GRIMM(R)@ OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R) 
5/14/2013HOLLAND(L)@ OAKLANDCOLON(R) 
5/15/2013OGANDO(R)@ OAKLANDSTRAILY(R) 
5/16/2013 DETROIT  
5/17/2013 DETROIT  

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/26/2013BEDARD(L)@ BOSTONDEMPSTER(R)3-7L2258.5 evO7801782
4/27/2013PEACOCK(R)@ BOSTONDOUBRONT(L)4-8L2359.5 unO510112111
4/28/2013NORRIS(R)@ BOSTONLACKEY(R)1-6L1879.5 unU7921161
4/29/2013HARRELL(R)@ NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L)9-1W2107.5 unO17100881
4/30/2013HUMBER(R)@ NY YANKEESKURODA(R)4-7L2308 unO98015100
5/1/2013BEDARD(L)@ NY YANKEESPHELPS(R)4-5L1758.5 unO1050990
5/2/2013LYLES(R)DETROITPORCELLO(R)3-7L+1459.5 unO64115131
5/3/2013NORRIS(R)DETROITFISTER(R)3-4L+1758 ovU990661
5/4/2013HARRELL(R)DETROITSCHERZER(R)2-17L+1858 unO6412190
5/5/2013HUMBER(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R)0-9L+2458 unO4601381
5/7/2013LYLES(R)LA ANGELSWILSON(L)7-6W+1559 ovO730853
5/8/2013NORRIS(R)LA ANGELSBLANTON(R)3-1W+1309.5 unU960950
5/9/2013HARRELL(R)LA ANGELSVARGAS(L)5-6L+1409 unO13738160
5/10/2013KEUCHEL(L)TEXASOGANDO(R) 
5/11/2013BEDARD(L)TEXASDARVISH(R) 
5/12/2013LYLES(R)TEXASTEPESCH(R) 
5/13/2013NORRIS(R)@ DETROITSANCHEZ(R) 
5/14/2013HARRELL(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R) 
5/15/2013KEUCHEL(L)@ DETROITSCHERZER(R) 
5/17/2013 @ PITTSBURGH  
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (TEXAS-HOUSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Rangers-Astros Preview* ========================

By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer

Texas (21-13) at Houston (10-24), 8:10 p.m. EDT

The Texas Rangers have owned the Houston Astros lately.

The AL West leaders, though, aren't about to overlook their new divisional foes.

Texas continues its four-city road trip Friday night with Alexi Ogando pitching opposite Dallas Keuchel, who makes his first start of the season for the Astros.

By taking two of three in Houston from March 31-April 3 - Ogando (3-2, 3.08 ERA) struck out a career-best 10 in 6 1-3 shutout innings to win the series finale - the Rangers improved to 21-6 in this in-state matchup since 2009.

Texas (21-13) has won 12 of 15 at Minute Maid Park during that stretch, but manager Ron Washington sees the Astros (10-25) making progress in their first season in the AL.

"They're not panicking and they don't care what other people are saying," he told the Rangers' official website. "That's what you've got to do. They're doing what they need to be doing. They know the situation they are in. It's no secret. But you read things out of Houston, it's all positive. That's a good thing."

There could have been a lot of good news coming out of Houston on Thursday had the Astros completed their first sweep since May 21-23, but they lost 6-5 to the Los Angeles Angels.

The Astros' starting rotation showed improvement in that three-game series, with that group's MLB-worst ERA dropping from 6.53 to 6.10. Manager Bo Porter is looking for Keuchel (0-1, 4.96 ERA) and fellow left-hander Erik Bedard, Saturday's scheduled starter, to continue that run as both have been promoted from the bullpen.

"One of the things you look at, the Rangers' lineup is left-handed dominant and they have some left-handed guys in their lineup, and we felt like if we can get both of our lefties matched up against them it would put us in good position," Porter told the Astros' official website. "Dallas has done a tremendous job out of the bullpen and he's given us length every time he's come into the game (16 1-3 innings in six appearances), and we're going to give him an opportunity to get into the rotation."

Keuchel went 3-8 with a 5.27 ERA in 16 starts last season. The left-hander's major league debut was at Texas on June 17, not getting a decision as he threw five innings of one-run ball in a 9-3 loss.

"I'm a starter at heart," Keuchel told MLB's official website. "If my role is in the bullpen, then it's in the bullpen. I'm going to try to pitch to the best of my ability. Friday is going to be no different."

One of those lefty hitters he'll likely face is Mitch Moreland, batting .435 over the last six games with three homers in the past four.

Moreland went 0 for 13 in these teams' last series, but former Astro Lance Berkman was 6 for 10 with three RBIs. Berkman, limited to pinch-hitting duties in Milwaukee on Tuesday and Wednesday with no designated hitter, is batting .491 with six homers and 23 RBIs during a 15-game hitting streak in Houston.

Chris Carter, the Astros' leader with eight homers and 19 RBIs, is 0 for 16 in his last five games against Texas but has gone 4 for 10 this week with two homers and five RBIs. He's 0 for 5 off Ogando, who will likely be throwing to Geovany Soto with A.J. Pierzynski (strained abdominal) being placed on the disabled list Wednesday.

Ogando is coming off his first win in five starts, yielding a run in six innings of a 5-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.

Texas has won nine consecutive series against Houston since dropping two of three at Minute Maid Park from June 24-26, 2008.


Last Updated: 7/25/2014 7:18:33 PM EST


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