Astros Vs. Rangers: Game 1 Preview, TV Info And More

Apr 29, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Houston Astros manager Brad Mills (center) pulls Houston Astros relief pitcher Wilton Lopez (59) during the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. The Reds defeated the Astros 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

The Houston Astros will "welcome" their in-state rivals for another battle of the Silver Boot, and a look at what life will be like in the AL West.

Houston baseball fans will get a preview of life in the AL West, begininning 2013, for the Astros this weekend against the in-state "rival" Texas Rangers. The teams will battle for the Silver Boot, which the Rangers have taken five times in a row, and the series has shifted dramatically in Texas' favor. Houston has lost 16 of their last 18 games against Texas going back to 2009. It's worth noting that Interleague play has been rough for the Astros of late - they've posted a 7-23 record over the last two seasons.

Date / Time: Friday, May 18, 7:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Probable Starters: Wandy Rodriguez (3-3) vs. Neftali Feliz (3-1)

For more on the Houston Astros, check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Texas Rangers news and info can be found at Lone Star Ball, and all your MLB news is available at Baseball Nation.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.