MLB Baseball

2
Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Houston0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 261
Texas0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 170
1
  W: D. Keuchel (10-2)   L: A. Cashner (7-9)   S: K. Giles (23)
12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT, August 13, 2017
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas  Attendance: 31,517

Astros look to end skid vs. Rangers

According to STATS
According to STATS

Houston Astros at Texas Rangers

  1. The Astros fell the White Sox, 3-2, in 11 innings in Chicago on Thursday, after giving up a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth. It was Houston's first loss this season when leading after eight innings (66-1), leaving the Dodgers (69-0) and White Sox (35-0) as the only teams with perfect records when leading after eight.
  2. The Rangers beat the Mets, 5-1, in New York on Wednesday, splitting the two-game set. Sitting at 12-5 against the NL with just three interleague games remaining, the Rangers will finish at least .500 against the NL for the 11th consecutive season.
  3. Houston has had the upper hand against its in-state rivals this season, winning seven of the 10 matchups, including a three-game sweep of the Rangers in Arlington in early June. Houston has averaged 6.4 runs and 10.0 hits per game against Texas this season.
  4. Charlie Morton allowed three runs (all earned) in 7.0 innings, taking a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday. It was Morton's third consecutive quality start, as he's posted a 2.25 ERA with 21 strikeouts and just six walks over 20.0 innings in those starts.
  5. Cole Hamels tossed a gem in his last outing, pitching a complete game and allowing just one unearned run against the Twins on Saturday. It was Hamels' first complete game since October 4, 2015 against the Angels, and his first complete game with zero earned runs since his no-hitter against the Cubs on July 25, 2015.
  6. Since July 1, Jose Altuve is batting an astounding .444, by far the highest in baseball among qualified hitters. Charlie Blackmon ranks second, hitting .376. The gap between Altuve and Blackmon is the same as the gap between Blackmon and the 31st-ranked hitter in that time frame.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/11/2017 thru 8/13/2017

ARLINGTON, Texas -- To the starting pitchers for Sunday's series finale between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, one thing has been a problem of late.

It has not been mechanics, unlucky pitch selection or misplays in the field. Instead, something much more organic and annoying has been at fault: their necks.

Texas righty Andrew Cashner (7-8, 3.36 ERA) was scratched from his last start, which was scheduled for Tuesday in New York against the Mets, with neck stiffness. He couldn't even turn his head when he woke up, so he couldn't pitch. That, at least temporarily, put a hold on Cashner's hot streak. He has won three games in a row, matching the longest streak of his career. Over those three games, he holds a 2.37 ERA and has limited opponents to a .217 batting average.

He'll get a chance to keep that going on Sunday against the team with the best record in the American League, and the Rangers will aim to sweep the Astros after Houston did the same to Texas back in June the last time these teams met in Arlington.

"It's doing all right," Cashner said of his neck stiffness. "I have been seeing a chiropractor and it's feeling better. I'll be able to make my start."

Cashner has made three starts against Houston this year, but he's gone 0-3 with a 6.19 ERA in those outings. In 13 career appearances against the Astros, including five starts, Cashner is 2-5 with 4.89 ERA.

Since July, Cashner holds an overall 2.20 ERA, fifth-lowest mark in the American League behind James Paxton, Sonny Gray, Corey Kluber and Chris Sale.

On the other side of the equation is Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel (9-2, 2.87), who is in the midst of a rough stretch since returning from his own neck issues. He missed eight weeks with neck discomfort, but he returned on July 28.

In the three starts since coming off the disabled list, Keuchel is 0-2 with a 10.50 ERA, not at all resembling the dominant pitcher he was for the first few months of the season, when he had a 1.92 ERA in 12 starts.

However, Keuchel said he is feeling better after his most recent start than he did between any of those first three starts since returning.

"This is probably the best three or four days in between (starts) since the first couple of months," he told MLB.com. "I have no doubt tomorrow's going to be a lot better than the first three."

In his 19 career starts against Texas, Keuchel is 6-7 with a 4.04 ERA. He threw six shutout innings, allowing just three hits, while getting the win in his only start against the Rangers this season.

It'll be a hot one Sunday, as day games in Arlington aren't the friendliest conditions to play in, especially in an outdoor stadium.

"Luckily I've had a few experiences before here making day-game starts," Keuchel said. "It's like any other hot, humid place. You just kind of try to get used to it. I was out there for longer than I usually am yesterday breaking out a good sweat and doing some agilities and making sure I'm running out there and just trying to control my breathing. It's a tough place if you let it get into your mind."

He'll aim to right the ship for the Astros, who have been roughed up as of late. They have lost five straight games to begin their eight-game road trip and 11 of their last 14, including seven consecutive road games.

"Hopefully Dallas can get us back on track (Sunday), but it starts with the starting pitcher," Astros pitcher Mike Fiers, who struggled with fastball command Saturday, told MLB.com. "I think we need to really go out there and attack these hitters and not give them too much credit and just be aggressive and things will start turning our way. It's a rough stretch right now, but we'll be able to pull through and go back on a run."

Updated August 13, 2017

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Bowl Games
Sat, Dec 16
New Orleans Bowl
50Final
30
Cure Bowl
17Final
27
Las Vegas Bowl
25
382:22
4th
21
New Mexico Bowl
2810:16
3rd
14
Camellia Bowl
5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST
Preview
Men's College Basketball
86Final
73
91Final
83
59Final
50
86Final
93
66Final
68
5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST
Preview
12
13
5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST
Preview
65Final
71
60Final
80
82Final
67
77Final
OT
80
71Final
70
71Final
69
23
5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST
Preview
5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST
Preview
24
77Final
63
NFL Scoreboard
Thursday, Dec. 14
Denver25Final
Indianapolis13
Saturday, Dec. 16
Chicago39:23
4th Qtr
Detroit20
LA Chargers 5:25 PT6:25 MT7:25 CT8:25 ET1:25 GMT9:25 6:25 MST8:25 EST7:25 CT5:25 UAE (+1)20:25 ETNaN:�
Preview
Kansas City 
Sunday, Dec. 17
Miami 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Buffalo 
Green Bay 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Carolina 
Baltimore 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Cleveland 
Houston 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Jacksonville 
Cincinnati 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Minnesota 
NY Jets 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
New Orleans 
Philadelphia 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
NY Giants 
Arizona 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Washington 
LA Rams 1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 MST4:05 EST3:05 CT1:05 UAE (+1)16:05 ETNaN:�
Preview
Seattle 
New England 1:25 PT2:25 MT3:25 CT4:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 MST4:25 EST3:25 CT1:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ETNaN:�
Preview
Pittsburgh 
Tennessee 1:25 PT2:25 MT3:25 CT4:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 MST4:25 EST3:25 CT1:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ETNaN:�
Preview
San Francisco 
Dallas 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 MST8:30 EST7:30 CT5:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ETNaN:�
Preview
Oakland 
Monday, Dec. 18
Atlanta 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 MST8:30 EST7:30 CT5:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ETNaN:�
Preview
Tampa Bay 
NBA Scoreboard
Portland 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Charlotte 
Utah 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Cleveland 
Oklahoma City 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
New York 
Milwaukee 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Houston 
LA Clippers 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Miami 
Phoenix 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Minnesota 
Dallas 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 MST8:30 EST5:30 UAE (+1)02:3020:30 ET7:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
San Antonio 
Boston 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Memphis 
NHL Scoreboard
Edmonton3Final
Minnesota2
NY Rangers22nd Int
Boston1
Winnipeg 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
St. Louis 
Los Angeles 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
NY Islanders 
Dallas 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Philadelphia 
Columbus 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Carolina 
Montreal 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Ottawa 
Anaheim 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Washington 
Pittsburgh 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Arizona 
Tampa Bay 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Colorado 
Nashville 7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 MST10:00 EST7:00 UAE (+1)22:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Calgary 
Minor League Baseball
International League
Memphis 4:07 PT5:07 MT6:07 CT7:07 ET12:07 GMT
Durham