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Peacock to get start Thursday against O's

Peacock to get start Thursday against O's

KANSAS CITY -- Astros manager Bo Porter announced that Brad Peacock will start Thursday in the opening game of Houston's three-game series with the Orioles.

Peacock missed his scheduled start last Friday due to soreness in his right forearm.

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Porter said Peacock is good to go after a successful bullpen session.

"He didn't have any ill-effects. Actually, it was a really good bullpen [session]," Porter said.

Peacock's overall numbers are not great (1-4, 5.20 ERA), but he's progressed in May. He allowed just two runs in his last outing, an 8-2 win over the White Sox on May 18, and he struck out 11 the start before that.

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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