Thursday, Sep 05
Brad Peacock__________Sonny Gray
Other guys: In his last two starts, Peacock is 1-1 with a 7.84 ERA, and nine earned runs on 13 hits and six walks in 10 1/3 innings. In his three starts before that, he was 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA, allowing four earned runs on 11 hits and eight walks in 19 1/3 IP.A's: Gray tossed 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Rays in his last start, allowing five hits and striking out seven with one walk. Both of the rookie's wins have come at home, where he's allowed just two earned runs over 21 2/3 innings.
Friday, Sep 06
Dallas Keuchel__________AJ Griffin
Other guys: The lefty has been solid in his last two starts, allowing three earned runs in 14 innings. He threw seven scoreless innings on Aug. 25 against the Blue Jays before allowing three runs -- all in the first inning on Saturday against Seattle.A's: Griffin stifled Tampa Bay over seven innings his last time out, allowing one run on five hits and a walk, striking out seven. The lone run allowed came on a homer, which was his Major League-leading 33rd of the season.
Saturday, Sep 07
Brett Oberholtzer__________Dan Straily
Other guys: The rookie lefty threw the Astros' only shutout of the season on Sunday, allowing four hits and a walk against Seattle. Since joining the rotation on July 31, he's 4-1 with a 1.98 ERA in six starts. That's the best ERA in AL in that span.A's: Straily is 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA during the day compared to 5-6 with a 5.21 ERA at night. He pitched five innings and allowed two runs off three hits and three walks in Monday's matinee against the Rangers, striking out four.
Sunday, Sep 08
Paul Clemons__________Bartolo Colon
Other guys: After making 30 relief appearances earlier in the season, Clemens rejoined the rotation from the Minor Leagues on Aug. 27 and has made two starts without a decision. He's allowed 11 hits in 9 2/3 innings.A's: Colon has pitched five or fewer innings in four straight starts since going six or more innings in 15 consecutive outings. He allowed more than seven hits in his last start against the Rangers for the first time since July 14.