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Astros prepare for playoffs while facing Rangers

(TSX / STATS) -- ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final week of the season isn't without its usefulness for the Houston Astros. The American League West champions must settle on a pitching staff and bench with the playoffs on tap.

After two more games against the Texas Rangers, there is the issue of facing Boston in the final series of the regular season before a probable matchup with the Red Sox in the AL Division Series. How the Astros approach the series that starts Thursday at Fenway Park could be interesting.

"Exposing guys to different matchups and things like that is a little tricky, but you can overthink that, too," Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. "You really just need to play the games and compete and let whatever happens happen and not get too caught up in that stuff. We'll address how we're going to attack the Boston series as we get closer to it."

AVG: E. Andrus.296
HR: J. Gallo39
RBI: N. Mazara97
SB: D. DeShields29
W: M. Pérez12
ERA: A. Cashner3.42
Saves: M. Bush10
K: M. Pérez113
AL West
X-Houston 9660.615-
LA Angels 7779.49419
Texas 7680.48720
Seattle 7681.48420.5
Oakland 7284.46224
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (26)
Runs: 778 (9)
Hits: 1277 (28)
Home Runs: 230 (3)
Stolen Bases: 111 (4)
OBP: .321 (17)
SLG: .431 (14)
Total Bases: 2257 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.56 (18)
Runs Allowed: 774 (21)
Saves: 28 (29)
Strikeouts: 1065 (30)
OpBA: .259 (17)
OBP: .334 (23)
SLG: .430 (14)
Run Support: 5.07 (8)
Date Player Transactions
9/15 T. Ross Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
9/12 A. Béltre Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
9/12 W. Calhoun Purchased From Minors
9/12 K. Kela Removed From 10-Day DL (Right shoulder soreness)
9/12 T. Ross Released
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Date Player Status
9/1 A. Béltre off 10-day DL
8/22 J. Gallo off 7-day DL
8/21 M. Bush off 10-day DL
8/16 C. Gómez off 10-day DL
8/5 K. Kela off 10-day DL
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