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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Bud Norris, RHP
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    Bud Norris, last 3 starts
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    Bud Norris, regular season
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    Bud Norris, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Norris will make his second start of the season on Saturday in place of the injured Andrew Heaney, beginning another bullpen game for the Angels. Norris worked two-plus scoreless innings in his last spot start against the Rangers on Sept. 15.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, last 3 starts
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    Charlie Morton, regular season
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. LAA
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In three September starts, Morton has posted a 2.81 ERA (five earned runs in 16 innings), with 24 strikeouts to just five walks. In two starts this season vs. the Angels, he has a 2.70 ERA (three runs in 10 innings).

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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    Tyler Skaggs, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Since he was tagged for six runs in two-plus innings against the Rangers on Sept. 1, Skaggs has settled in to post a 2.45 ERA over his past three starts. He’s yielded just five runs through 18 1/3 innings in that span.

Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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    Lance McCullers Jr., last 5 years vs. LAA
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McCullers returns to the rotation to make just his second start since July. After missing a month with a back injury, the All-Star started in Seattle on Sept. 6 before again missing time due to arm fatigue.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Collin McHugh, RHP
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    Collin McHugh, last 5 years vs. TEX
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After missing one start with a detached fingernail, McHugh returned in fine form on Tuesday, allowing one run in a win vs. the White Sox. In his 18 Sept./Oct. starts with the Astros since 2014, he is 14-0 with a 2.83 ERA.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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    Andrew Cashner, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Cashner will be making his sixth start against the Astros this season, the most by any opponent. He is 4-4 with a 2.71 ERA in 12 home starts. That's the third lowest ERA at home by a Rangers pitcher since 1994.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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    Dallas Keuchel, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Poor run support led to Keuchel’s loss in his last start after he allowed two runs in six innings. With nine walks in his last three starts, including a bases-loaded walk, command has been an issue. The lefty is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA vs. Texas in 2017.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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    Cole Hamels, regular season
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    Cole Hamels, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Hamels is 7-0 with a 3.50 ERA in 10 starts at home. That's tied for the most wins at home by a Rangers pitcher without a loss in one season in club history. Hamels threw seven scoreless innings in win over the Astros on Aug. 11.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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