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Morton leaves Astros' 6-2 win over Angels due to shoulder

HOUSTON (AP) Charlie Morton's start was going to be short; Astros manager A.J. Hinch just didn't think this short.

After noticing a dip in velocity, Morton left Houston's 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after one inning because of discomfort in his pitching shoulder. That is a potential problem for the World Series champions, who opened a 4 1/2-game lead over second-place Oakland entering the finakl week as they close in on consecutive AL West titles.

"He's battling," Hinch said. "This is as long as he's pitched into a season, obviously, where we've kind of nursed him at the end. If it was a playoff game, we could have kept pushing him out there.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Trout.316
HR: M. Trout38
RBI: J. Upton84
SB: M. Trout24
W: J. Barria10
ERA: A. Heaney4.21
Saves: B. Parker14
K: A. Heaney170
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (20)
Runs: 692 (14)
Hits: 1282 (20)
Home Runs: 203 (6)
Stolen Bases: 84 (11)
OBP: .314 (20)
SLG: .414 (11)
Total Bases: 2175 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.18 (19)
Runs Allowed: 695 (19)
Saves: 32 (27)
Strikeouts: 1317 (15)
OpBA: .250 (17)
OBP: .324 (20)
SLG: .417 (18)
Run Support: 4.53 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/18 S. Johnson Purchased From Minors
9/18 T. Skaggs Removed From 10-Day DL (Left adductor strain)
9/18 N. Tropeano Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right shoulder inflammation)
9/11 P. Bridwell Called Up from Minors
9/7 N. Fontana Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/8 S. Ohtani Right thigh contusion (day-to-day)
9/1 J. Upton Concussion (day-to-day)
8/29 A. Pujols Left knee surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
8/19 J. Upton off 10-day DL
8/15 H. Robles off 10-day DL
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