Yordan Alvarez became his fifth home in eight games, with Carlos Correa digging deeper and Saturday night, the American League West leader Houston Astros beat the rookie Texas Rangers 5-2.
Framber Valdez (9-4) hit 7 and walked 1 in 7 innings, giving up 2 runs and 3 hits. Left-handers threw six no-hitter no-runs and scoreless innings on six walks against Texas on July 24th.
Ryan Pressly celebrated his ninth save with a 21st save with 23 chances, as the Astros (77-52) surpassed .500 in the best 25 games of the season. They have won four games in a row, leading Auckland by 6 1/2 games in this category.
All-star outfielder Adolis García, one of the six rookies in the starting lineup of the bottom Rangers (44-85), hit his 28th home run sixth. They lost five games in a row and are MLB’s worst 9-30 since the All-Star Break.
Alvarez took second place in his 27th home run, beating the Astros 1-0. His shot into a straight center fielder away from Kolby Allard (3-11) went out of reach of Leody Taveras’s open gloves when he jumped on an eight-foot wall. rice field.
Correa achieved her fifth home run in seven seasons in the Big League, leading a 4-0 lead to the second deck in the left field with a 436-foot solo drive.
Astros manager Dusty Baker gathered the top six batters in the starting lineup for the first time since June 16th, the day third baseman Alex Bregman burdened the left field and played until Wednesday (Jose Altuve, Michael).・ Brantley, Yuli Gurriel, Altuve, Correa, Bregman).
Isiah Kiner-Falefa led the Rangers to 4th place with a slow roller after Valdes put the ball into the field and threw it into the right fielder, running to 3rd place. However, Home Plate Umpire Chad Fairchild soon called for interference with Kinerfarefa’s first run in the fair territory. Garcia then chose a walk and fielder’s choice grounder who sent him home before the hit by pitch.
Another Rangers rookie, Andy Ibanez, was 2-0 on a walk before leaving with a hamstring on the left. This is the end of his 11 consecutive hits. This was the longest match in Texas this season, with multiple hits in each of the last seven matches. … Bregman made an impressive play of picking up a slow roller with his bare hands to kick out the first two Rangers batters in the game. He later had a liner backhand hook.
Astros: RHP Jose Urkidi will begin rehabing Triple A Sugarland on Sunday. Five days after he hit six and allowed one run in four innings. He has been on the injured list since June 30 due to discomfort in his right shoulder.
Rangers: The Rangers have seven players on the COVID-19 related injured list. Manager Chris Woodward said most of them were “doing well.” He said the men who went out for close contact were playing baseball and some would come back as early as Tuesday. … OF Eli White (right elbow tension) will launch a full throwing program next week. He has already hit. He has been out since August 4th.
Astros RHP Zack Greinke (11-4, 3.41 ERA) launches series finale. He’s 3-0 and has an ERA of 3.38 in three games against the Rangers this season, all in Houston. Left-handed Taylor Hearn (3-4, 4.08) finished his first career win as a starter last Tuesday and has 2.34 ERA over 342/3 innings in his last 13 games (4 starts). I am.
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