Astros vs. Rangers: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

In a series opener on Friday, Yordan Alvarez and the Houston Astros (4-10) take on Marcus Semien and the Texas Rangers (7-6), with first pitch scheduled for 8:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park.

If you’re intending to watch this game, keep reading for TV and streaming options for the Houston-Texas matchup.

When is Astros vs. Rangers and when does it start?

This matchup between the Astros and Rangers will take place on Friday, April 12, 2024. Be ready to see the opening pitch at 8:10 PM ET.

Where to watch Astros vs. Rangers

The Astros and Rangers will hit the diamond at Minute Maid Park for this matchup on April 12, and if you would like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on BSSW.

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Astros Stats, Odds & Insights

The Astros have been favored on the moneyline 12 total times this season. They’ve finished 2-10 in those games.

Houston ranks third-best in MLB play with 17 total home runs.

The Astros rank seventh in baseball, slugging .421.

Houston has the 28th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (5.09).

Pitchers for the Astros combine for the fourth-worst WHIP in MLB (1.516).

Rangers Stats, Odds & Insights

The Rangers have won four of the five games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Texas’ 12 home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.

The Rangers are 10th in MLB with a .412 slugging percentage this season.

Texas has pitched to a 3.08 ERA this season, which ranks sixth in baseball.

The Rangers have a combined WHIP of just 1.094 as a pitching staff, which is the second-best in baseball this season.

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Astros Starter Recent Performance: J.P. France

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Rangers Apr. 6 5.2 8 3 3 4 2
vs. Yankees Mar. 31 5.2 6 3 3 5 1

Rangers Starter Recent Performance: Dane Dunning

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Astros Apr. 7 6.2 4 3 3 7 3
at Rays Apr. 1 6.1 3 3 3 7 4

Astros Key Players to Watch

The Astros will look to J.P. France (0-1) in his third start of the season.

His last appearance was on Saturday against the Texas Rangers, when the righty went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up eight hits.

In two appearances this season, he has compiled a 4.76 ERA and averages 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .298 against him.

Alvarez leads Houston in home runs (four) and runs batted in (12) this season while batting .327.

Jose Altuve is batting .370 to lead Houston, while adding three homers and three runs batted in this season.

Yainer Diaz has 17 hits this season and a slash line of .340/.389/.560.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

The Rangers’ Dane Dunning will make his third start of the season.

The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Houston Astros, throwing 6 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.

He has pitched in two games this season with an ERA of 4.15, a batting average against of .159 and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Semien is batting .294 with three doubles, a home run and nine walks.

Adolis Garcia has hit four home runs with 13 runs batted in. Both lead his team.

Evan Carter is hitting .189 with four doubles, a home run and nine walks.

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