The Houston Astros are headed west after Wednesday's walkoff victory over the Minnesota Twins.  Their destination is to Oakland to take on the Atheltics who just came off winning a series against the division leading Texas Rangers.  With their win they are now tied a top the American League West with Texas.

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Scott Halleran, Getty Images

Houston will now start a four game weekend series in hopes of building off Wednesday's momentum.  They will send Brad Peacock (Pictured on the Left) to the mound opposite Oakland's starter Sonny Gray.  Peacock is 2-3 in his last ten starts with a 5.31 ERA while walking 23 batters in that span.  He has not been much better for the majority of the season as his ERA is almost 6 (5.98 is the official stat) with a 3-5 record to go along with it.

The Astros will need a solid outing from him and an even better performance from their offense if they want to have a chance against Oakland this weekend.  They are only 3-12 against the A's this year, including three three-game sweeps.  Houston is now 46-93 (34 games out of first place) on the year with the worst record in baseball.

First pitch for this series is set for Friday at 9:05 pm from Coliseum in Oakland.

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