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— With a well-rested Framber Valdez on the mound turning in one of his best performances in an outstanding season, the Houston Astros really didn't need all the runs they racked up on a blowout night at the Big A.
— Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday.
— Kole Calhoun knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single and Daulton Varsho homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks scored three runs in the 10th inning for a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
— Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win on Friday night.
— Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros are closing in on another AL West title after dominating their last-place Texas rival again.
Houston left-hander Framber Valdez was scratched from his start against Texas on Thursday night, a day after cutting the index finger on his pitching hand.
Which squads are rising and falling as teams start punching their postseason tickets?
— Jake Meyers and Marwin Gonzalez hit consecutive homers in a three-run second inning, Kyle Tucker homered among his three hits, and Jose Urquidy allowed one run and two hits in six innings as the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Wednesday...
Astros left fielder Michael Brantley, whose .315 batting average puts him among the American League leaders, has been placed on the IL with knee soreness.
— All-Star slugger Adolis García tied the Texas Rangers' single-season rookie record with his 30th homer, and Jordan Lyles threw seven scoreless innings for the last-place team.
The Houston Astros put starter Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right foot soreness from a play when he covered first base.
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— Hey Siri, this was a first start to remember after all of those years working to get to the majors.
Astros starter Jake Odorizzi left with right foot soreness after coming off the mound and running to cover first base in the second inning of Houston's rout of the Rangers on Monday night.
— Lance McCullers Jr. threw six strong innings, Kyle Tucker homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday.
— Luis Rengifo homered with three RBI to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
— Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 44th home run, but got tagged early by José Altuve, Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros in a 10-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
With teams jockeying for a limited number of spots, which squads are rising and falling?
— In the wild-card chase with precious few games remaining, the Seattle Mariners don't have time to sulk after tough losses.
— Carlos Correa drove in the winning run in the 10th inning after Alex Bregman tied the game in the ninth, and the Houston Astros rallied past the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Tuesday night.
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— Astros rookie Jake Meyers homered and drove in four runs as Houston jumped on Yusei Kikuchi early and sailed to an 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.