HOUSTON -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch balks at using any one-game performance as a referendum on postseason roster spots or roles, but as Houston's regular season draws to a close, it is difficult to avoid assessing every individual effort through the prism of future opportunities.
Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (13-4, 2.96 ERA) will start the series finale for the Astros on Thursday against the White Sox. He is 2-3 with a 4.30 ERA in six career starts against Chicago.
Keuchel allowed eight runs, 10 hits and three walks in four innings during an 8-5 road loss to the White Sox on Aug. 8.