The Oakland Athletics (46-99) will look to Shea Langeliers, currently on a two-game homer streak, versus the Houston Astros (82-64) at 7:10 PM ET on Wednesday, at Minute Maid Park.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Astros will send Hunter Brown (10-11) to the mound, while Paul Blackburn (4-4) will take the ball for the Athletics.

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Astros vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Brown - HOU (10-11, 4.84 ERA) vs Blackburn - OAK (4-4, 4.08 ERA)

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Astros Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Hunter Brown

  • Brown (10-11) will take the mound for the Astros, his 27th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up six earned runs and allowed six hits in 4 1/3 innings against the San Diego Padres.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 4.84, a 3.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.373 in 27 games this season.
  • In 26 starts this season, he's earned 11 quality starts.
  • Brown has 16 starts of five or more innings this season in 26 chances. He averages 5.2 innings per outing.
  • He has five appearances with no earned runs allowed in 27 chances this season.

Hunter Brown vs. Athletics

  • The Athletics rank 30th in MLB with 537 runs scored this season. They have a .225 batting average this campaign with 156 home runs (22nd in the league).
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Athletics in three games, and they have gone 15-for-68 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI over 19 innings.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Paul Blackburn

  • Blackburn makes the start for the Athletics, his 18th of the season. He is 4-4 with a 4.08 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 92 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Texas Rangers, when he threw three innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 4.08, with 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 18 games this season. Opponents are batting .291 against him.
  • Blackburn has recorded five quality starts this year.
  • Blackburn is trying to collect his 16th start of five or more innings this season in this matchup.
  • In three of his 18 total appearances this season he has not given up an earned run.

Paul Blackburn vs. Astros

  • The opposing Astros offense has the seventh-ranked slugging percentage (.434) and ranks ninth in home runs hit (198) in all of MLB. They have a collective .260 batting average, and are fourth in the league with 1303 total hits and fifth in MLB action scoring 752 runs.
  • Blackburn has a 1.69 ERA and a 1.5 WHIP against the Astros this season in 5 1/3 innings pitched, allowing a .238 batting average over one appearance.

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