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)