How to Live Stream the Game
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. The matchup can be seen on AT&T SportsNet Southwest and FOX Sports Southwest. Live streaming options are also available via FuboTV and the MLB Streams subreddit.
Former MLB All-Star Shin-Soo Choo will bat first for the Rangers, followed by the red-hot Danny Santana. Over his past seven contests, Santana has collected hits in half of his at-bats, in addition to smacking 4 homers, driving in 7 RBI, and stealing 3 bases. On the other end of the spectrum, Elvis Andrus (batting third) hasn't been able to buy a hit lately, batting .154 with 0 long balls in the same span of games. Hunter Pence will bat cleanup. The All-Star designated hitter has been solid since his return, reaching base four times in 13 plate appearances.
Ariel Jurado will start the game for Texas. The 23 year-old righty from Panama is 5-5 on the season with a 4.63 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.
George Springer will bat leadoff for the 'Stros. The former Silver Slugger has been seeing the ball well recently, hitting .286 with 4 homers and 8 RBI in his last seven games. He will be followed by Alex Bregman, who is sporting a .320 BA with 3 home runs and 6 RBI in the same timeframe. However, the hottest batter in Houston's lineup is Yuli Gurriel, hitting .400 with 2 homers and 5 RBI in the last week.
Jose Urquidy will take the mound to start the game. Urquidy has not faired well in his two starts this season, allowing 7 earned runs and 1 home run in just 6.0 innings pitched.