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Sport Houston Astros schedule: How to watch, live stream games during 2021 MLB season

07:35  31 march  2021
07:35  31 march  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

NL Central X-factors: Christian Yelich's return to normal, Dylan Carlson's emergence and more

  NL Central X-factors: Christian Yelich's return to normal, Dylan Carlson's emergence and more Will it once again be a four-team race?Obviously, that means the margins will be tighter and the bar for contention much higher than it was in 2020. Given that we're back to a one-and-done wild card format, 2021 will also bring back those heavy incentives to win the division crown. With all that in mind, we're going to preview each division race and break down the potential X-factors between now and Opening Day. Up now is the NL Central. Here's one X-factor for each club, listed alphabetically.

The 2021 Major League Baseball season is almost here. Opening Day is set for April 1, and MLB is returning to a full, 162-game schedule this year. The chase for playoff spots begins in April, and the Astros are eyeing a playoff appearance for the fifth season in a row.

a close up of a orange hat: Sep 1, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detailed view of Chicago White Sox hat and glove against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. © Provided by CBS Sports

Sep 1, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detailed view of Chicago White Sox hat and glove against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park.

Houston made the ALCS for the fourth year in a row in 2020 despite a sub-.500 (29-31) finish in the abbreviated regular season. The Astros, however, lost center fielder George Springer in the offseason and will not have ace Justin Verlander (Tommy John surgery).

AL West X-factors: Springer-less Astros frontrunners? Angels, Athletics could use pitching boost

  AL West X-factors: Springer-less Astros frontrunners? Angels, Athletics could use pitching boost Here's each AL West team's biggest X-factor in 2021For three seasons, the AL West belonged to the Houston Astros. That doesn't appear to be the case anymore. In 2020, albeit a 60-game shortened season, the Oakland Athleticswalked away with the division crown, their first since 2013. The Los Angeles Angels should be doing far better than what their last few division finishes reflect and based on their lineup, which now includes Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon. The last time L.A. took home the division title was back in 2014, which was the last time they made the playoffs.


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Astros fans can catch most of their team's games streaming on fuboTV (try for free) this season. Regional subscribers can watch Astros action on AT&T Sportsnet Southwest through fuboTV.

Astros April schedule

DATEOPPTIME / TVVENUE
Apr 1, 2021@ Oakland10:07 pmRingCentral Coliseum
Apr 2, 2021@ Oakland9:40 pmRingCentral Coliseum
Apr 3, 2021@ Oakland4:07 pmRingCentral Coliseum
Apr 4, 2021@ Oakland4:07 pmRingCentral Coliseum
Apr 5, 2021@ L.A. Angels9:38 pmAngel Stadium of Anaheim
Apr 6, 2021@ L.A. Angels4:07 pmAngel Stadium of Anaheim
Apr 8, 2021vs Oakland8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 9, 2021vs Oakland8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 10, 2021vs Oakland4:05 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 12, 2021vs Detroit8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 13, 2021vs Detroit8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 14, 2021vs Detroit7:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 16, 2021@ Seattle10:10 pmT-Mobile Park
Apr 17, 2021@ Seattle9:10 pmT-Mobile Park
Apr 18, 2021@ Seattle4:10 pmT-Mobile Park
Apr 20, 2021@ Colorado8:40 pmCoors Field
Apr 21, 2021@ Colorado3:10 pmCoors Field
Apr 22, 2021vs L.A. Angels8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 23, 2021vs L.A. Angels8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 24, 2021vs L.A. Angels4:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 25, 2021vs L.A. Angels2:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 26, 2021vs Seattle8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 27, 2021vs Seattle8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 28, 2021vs Seattle8:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 29, 2021vs Seattle2:10 pmMinute Maid Park
Apr 30, 2021@ Tampa Bay7:10 pmTropicana Field

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SI Gambling analyst Roy Larking previews Monday's MLB betting action and shares the two top picks on his baseball betting card. Have you signed up to become an SI PRO subscriber this baseball season?Your membership gives you access to betting information and plays in real time through our Discord chat, so you never miss an opportunity to get in on the action before the lines move. And if you play daily fantasy, our daily breakdowns are only available for SI PRO members.

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