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Houston Astros (25-15)


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vs. Tex
W 5-1
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vs. Tex
L 0-3
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Tex 1 - 2 Hou
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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 EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE12:10 PM CT
vs. Cle
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT

Verlander shines to lead Astros to 2-1 win over Rangers

HOUSTON (AP) After another splendid start gave Justin Verlander the most wins and lowest ERA in the majors, Houston manager Dusty Baker was asked just how impressive the veteran right-hander has been this season in his return from Tommy John surgery.

"What impresses me that has probably gone unnoticed is how hard he had to work to get back to this point," Baker said. "I've seen some guys don't work and they never get back, but this guy is almost unlike any other player that I've ever had."

Verlander (6-1) scattered six singles across six scoreless innings without a walk Saturday night to lead the Astros to a 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers. The 39-year-old ace tied a season high with eight strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 1.22.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Brantley.278
HR: Y. Alvarez12
RBI: K. Tucker26
SB: K. Tucker9
W: J. Verlander5
ERA: J. Verlander1.38
Saves: R. Pressly4
K: L. Garcia41
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .231 (20)
Runs: 173 (10)
Hits: 307 (15)
Home Runs: 56 (1)
Stolen Bases: 19 (16)
OBP: .310 (15)
SLG: .413 (3)
Total Bases: 548 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.91 (3)
Runs Allowed: 130 (3)
Saves: 8 (23)
Strikeouts: 321 (17)
OpBA: .219 (5)
OBP: .289 (5)
SLG: .338 (1)
Run Support: 4.42 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/17 S. Martinez Called Up from Minors
5/17 J. Odorizzi Placed on 15-Day IL (Lower leg discomfort)
5/15 N. Goodrum Sent to Minors
5/14 M. Dubón Traded San Francisco (for C Michael Papierski)
5/12 S. Martinez Called Up from Minors (recalled as 27th roster player)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/17 J. Odorizzi Lower leg discomfort (on 15-day IL)
4/19 J. Altuve Strained left hamstring (10-day IL)
4/15 Y. Alvarez COVID-19 injured list (10-day IL)
4/14 R. Pressly Right knee inflammation (10-day IL)
4/4 T. Jones Lower back discomfort (on 60-day IL)
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