Astros Host Rival Angels and Rangers in Final Six Home Games of Regular Season
All six games should impact tight AL Pennant race as Astros continue postseason push; Homestand to include Hispanic Heritage celebration and Fan Appreciation Day
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 9/21/2015, 6:12 p.m.
HOUSTON, TX - The final six Astros home games of the regular season should prove critical in the highly-contested race for the postseason. The Astros prepare to host the LA Angels of Anaheim for a three-game set beginning tonight and ending on Wednesday. The Astros, who currently hold a 2.5 game lead on the Angels in the AL Wild Card race, also lead the season series vs. the Angels, 9-7. On Friday night, the second-place Astros begin a three-game, weekend series vs. the Texas Rangers, who currently lead the AL West by a mere 1.5 games. These final three home games of the season will also be the final three games between the intra-state rivals, and may decide which team captures the AL Western Division crown. The Astros currently have the best home record in the AL with a 50-25 (.667) mark.
All three of this weekend’s games vs. the Rangers will be broadcast nationally. Friday’s 7:10 p.m. game will be shown on ESPN2, Saturday’s 12:05 p.m. game will air exclusively on FOX and Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. finale will air on TBS. Please note that ROOT SPORTS will broadcast both Friday’s and Sunday’s games.
The “Season of the #Whiff” campaign, in partnership with the Astros, MLB and Head & Shoulders, continues to raise money for local RBI programs through Twitter. The team with the most #Whiff tweets, including retweets, will earn a donation for their location RBI league, and the top monthly winner will earn a $10,000 donation. Fans can participate and help raise money for the Astros RBI program by including #Whiff and @Astros in their tweets or retweets, with a 27 tweet limit per day per Twitter handle. The Astros placed third in August and have raised $29,000 for Astros RBI to date.
Monday, Sept. 21 - 7:10 p.m. vs. LA Angels
Break out your beards for another Dallas Keuchel start and a chance to experience Keuchel’s Korner at Minute Maid Park. The dedicated fan section, located in sections 105 and 106, includes a signature Keuchel beard giveaway and an exclusive Keuchel’s Korner #GoBeardOrGoHome T-shirt. For tickets and more information, please visit www.astros.com/keuchelskorner.
Prior to tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game, head football coach for the University of Houston Cougars Tom Herman will be throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.
Monday kicks off the Astros participation in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Over the course of the four home games this week, four different organizations will have children participate in various in-game events, including the Kids First Call, a ceremonial first pitch, a pregame ceremony and the Chevy Base Stealer feature. Monday’s featured organization is the Ronald McDonald House Houston, which provides a home away from home to families with seriously ill children.
Tuesday, Sept. 22 - 7:10 p.m. vs. LA Angels
Tuesday’s featured organization is the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, which partners with families and shares their journey as they battle the disease and the tremendous financial burden they inherit immediately upon diagnosis, at no charge.
Catch the deal of the season with Double Play Tuesdays, presented by Coca-Cola. Participating fans receive two View Deck II tickets for only $22 or two Outfield Deck II tickets for only $5. Present two (2) labels from any Coca-Cola product containers at the Minute Maid Park Box Office to receive two (2) View Deck II tickets for $22 or two (2) Outfield Deck II seats for $5. Offer good at every Tuesday home game. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/value.