The Oakland Athletics (68-52) will look to close the gap in the AL Wild Card race during a four-game series with the Houston Astros (78-43) starting Thursday night. The A's are coming off a series split with the Giants, while the Astros just lost a three-game series with the White Sox.
How to Live Stream Astros vs Athletics
First pitch for the series opener is set for 10:07 p.m. ET from the Oakland Coliseum. The game will be televised locally on ATT SportsNet South West and NBC Sports California. Additional streams can be found on the MLB Streams subreddit.
A's righty Mike Fiers has been lights out lately, leading Oakland's staff as one of the best pitchers in the league. He's started three games against Houston this year and allowed just two runs in 7.2 innings in his last start against them. Since April 26 he owns a 2.28 ERA, the lowest among all AL starters over that span.
Since coming to Houston, Aaron Sanchez has drastically improved what looked like a miserable season. In his first 11 innings with the Astros, Sanchez has allowed just three hits and one run against the Mariners and Orioles to go along with a combined no-hitter in his team debut. While he was with the Blue Jays, he started two games against the A's, allowing one run and four hits through nine innings.
He'll look to improve on his 5-14 record and 5.60 ERA.