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Houston Astros (71-41)


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@ Cle 
L 0-1
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vs. Tex 
W 7-5
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vs. Tex 
L 4-8
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vs. Tex 
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST12:10 PM CST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE12:10 PM CT
vs. Oak 
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST6:10 PM CST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT

Rangers out to stick to plan in series finale vs. Astros

If the Texas Rangers were going to have any measure of success against Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander on Wednesday, they were going to have to display a competitive spirit from the outset.

Texas did precisely that, squaring the current three-game road series with an 8-4 victory in 10 innings that started with a feisty first inning in which the Rangers fouled off nine pitches against Verlander.

The Rangers failed to score in the opening frame, but Verlander exhausted 22 pitches while stranding a pair of baserunners and went on to allow three runs over six innings, ending his streak of seven consecutive starts of one earned run or fewer.

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Leaders
AVG: Y. Alvarez.295
HR: Y. Alvarez31
RBI: Y. Alvarez74
SB: K. Tucker16
W: J. Verlander15
ERA: J. Verlander1.85
Saves: R. Pressly22
K: J. Verlander134
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (17)
Runs: 497 (13)
Hits: 896 (17)
Home Runs: 154 (3)
Stolen Bases: 54 (17)
OBP: .316 (12)
SLG: .421 (6)
Total Bases: 1570 (8)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.03 (2)
Runs Allowed: 373 (2)
Saves: 32 (7)
Strikeouts: 1001 (6)
OpBA: .211 (1)
OBP: .281 (2)
SLG: .335 (1)
Run Support: 4.51 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/9 F. Barreto Released
8/2 A. Bregman Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
8/2 J. Castro Transferred to 60-Day IL (Left knee discomfort)
8/2 J. Matijevic Sent to Minors
8/2 W. Smith Traded Atlanta (for RHP Jake Odorizzi)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/10 Y. Alvarez Right hand inflammation (10-day IL)
7/1 J. Castro Left knee discomfort (on 60-day IL)
6/27 M. Brantley Right shoulder discomfort (on 10-day IL)
6/23 J. James Right lat strain (on 60-day IL)
6/15 J. Peña Left thumb discomfort (10-day IL)
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