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Texas Rangers (50-46)


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vs. Ari
L 2-9
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vs. Ari
L 4-19
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Tex 3 - 4 Hou
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4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT
@ Hou
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT

Astros call up pitching help to face Rangers

With the Astros attempting to piecemeal their way through a short-handed rotation, one that continues to tax their deep but overworked bullpen, Houston manager A.J. Hinch will continue to savor those moments when the high-wire act yields favorable results.

Hinch used "openers" to start two of the four games the Astros played against the Los Angeles Angels earlier this week, and until the Astros either trade for starting pitching or get right-hander Brad Peacock off the 10-day injured list, the strain will continue to rest on the Houston relievers.

When right-hander Justin Verlander took his turn in the rotation Friday, he served as the only regular starter scheduled to do so against the Rangers. So after Verlander and a three-man bullpen held Texas to 0-for-11 hitting with runners in scoring position in a 4-3 win in the opener of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park, the result felt like a resounding positive.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Andrus.296
HR: J. Gallo22
RBI: N. Mazara51
SB: E. Andrus21
W: L. Lynn12
ERA: M. Minor2.73
Saves: S. Kelley11
K: L. Lynn140
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (17)
Runs: 515 (7)
Hits: 825 (17)
Home Runs: 137 (14)
Stolen Bases: 77 (2)
OBP: .326 (11)
SLG: .444 (13)
Total Bases: 1459 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.03 (25)
Runs Allowed: 516 (26)
Saves: 21 (23)
Strikeouts: 818 (18)
OpBA: .271 (27)
OBP: .343 (27)
SLG: .465 (25)
Run Support: 5.40 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/16 J. Biddle Placed on 10-Day IL (Left shoulder fatigue)
7/16 W. Calhoun Sent to Minors
7/16 T. Guerrieri Purchased From Minors
7/16 H. Pence Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/16 H. Pence Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained right groin)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/15 J. Biddle Left shoulder fatigue (on 10-day IL)
6/17 H. Pence Strained right groin (10-day IL)
6/17 J. Springs Left biceps tendinitis (on 60-day IL)
6/15 N. Mazara Right hamstring tightness (day-to-day)
6/7 I. Kiner-Falefa Right middle finger ligament sprain (on 10-day IL)
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