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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Garrett Richards, RHP
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In his third start off the disabled list, Richards allowed just three baserunners on a pair of hits and a walk while fanning seven over five innings. He said after the game that he’s ready to up his workload to 100 pitches.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Since joining the Astros, Verlander has a 0.86 ERA (two earned runs in 21 innings) with 26 strikeouts and only three walks in three starts. On Sept. 12, he tossed eight scoreless innings vs. the Angels, giving up one hit, walking one and fanning nine

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Bud Norris, RHP
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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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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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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.

To Be Announced

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
To Be Announced

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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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
To Be Announced

Cole Hamels, LHP
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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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