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Houston Astros (12-6)


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@ Oak
W 9-1
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L 1-2
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@ Tex
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@ Tex
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@ Tex
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Verlander, Astros ready to hit reset button vs. Rangers

At some point, the Astros were bound to appear mortal, sure to taste defeat again, and likely to resemble something other than a juggernaut steamrolling the rest of the American League.

With a 2-1 loss at Oakland on Wednesday, Houston saw its 10-game winning streak come to an end. The Astros produced a plus-29 run differential during that stretch and presented all the earmarks of what makes them a formidable championship contender: power up and down their lineup, sterling starting pitching and a dominant back end of the bullpen. Houston won the first four games of its current eight-game road trip against AL West opponents, a stretch that continues on Friday against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Rangers were the last team to tame the Astros prior to Wednesday, claiming back-to-back home victories on April 2-3. Houston returns to the scene of its first-week struggles, seemingly better positioned to continue matching the hype that accompanied the Astros to open the year.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.310
HR: J. Altuve7
RBI: G. Springer14
SB: M. Brantley2
W: C. McHugh3
ERA: C. McHugh1.96
Saves: R. Osuna7
K: G. Cole36
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .271 (2)
Runs: 77 (21)
Hits: 163 (8)
Home Runs: 26 (12)
Stolen Bases: 10 (10)
OBP: .348 (5)
SLG: .456 (8)
Total Bases: 274 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.00 (3)
Runs Allowed: 56 (3)
Saves: 8 (4)
Strikeouts: 173 (11)
OpBA: .199 (1)
OBP: .255 (1)
SLG: .334 (2)
Run Support: 4.44 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/12 R. Guduan Called Up from Minors
4/10 F. Valdez Sent to Minors
3/28 L. McCullers Jr. Placed on 10-Day IL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
3/28 J. Smith Placed on 10-Day IL (Ruptured left Achilles - out 6-8 months)
3/24 J. Verlander Signed ( 2019-2021)(three-year contract)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/26 C. Correa Neck stiffness (day-to-day)
3/25 L. McCullers Jr. Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 10-day DL)
3/25 J. Smith Ruptured left Achilles - out 6-8 months (on 10-day DL)
3/4 J. James Strained right quadricep (day-to-day)
3/4 F. Martes Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
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