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Pitcher Lance McCullers, Astros at Orioles, July 23, 2017 (Wikipedia Commons. Author: Keith Allison)

Astros Vs. Athletics (June 13) Game Preview: Time Start, Channel, Series Schedule

The Oakland Athletics will host the defending national champion Houston Astros on Wednesday night, and here is what you need to know.

Astros vs. Athletics Game Preview

Wednesday’s game will be the second of a three-game series. The Astros won 6-3 in Oakland on Tuesday. Gerrit Cole (7-1, 2.16 ERA) is set to face off against fellow right-hander Paul Blackburn (1-0, 1.50 ERA) on Wednesday.

In his most recent start against the Texas Rangers, Cole delivered a strong showing, with multiple strikeouts. Cole allowed just one earned run and three walks on three hits in six innings pitched.

Blackburn made his season debut against the Kansas City Royals last week after being on the disabled list for two months. He had a relatively strong performance against Kansas City, giving up just a single earned run off one homer and two more hits over six innings of work.

Wednesday’s game will start at 10:05pm EST and will air on ATT SportsNet-SW.

The series finale will be played Thursday at 3:35pm EST. Justin Verlander (8-2, 1.45 ERA) is set to face Frankie Montas (3-0, 1.25 ERA) for that matchup.

The Astros (43-25) are second in the AL West, half a game behind the division-leading Seattle Mariners. The A’s (34-33) are fourth in the AL West, 8.5 games behind Houston.

 

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Written by Pablo Mena