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Houston Astros (13-6)

Tue. 4/16 Wed. 4/17 Fri. 4/19 Sat. 4/20 Sun. 4/21
@ Oak 
W 9-1
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@ Oak 
L 1-2
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@ Tex 
W 7-2
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@ Tex 
5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST6:05 PM CST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT
@ Tex 
12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST1:05 PM CST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT

Verlander, Astros win 7-2 at Rangers after 2 quick homers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive fastballs for the Houston Astros before the game's first out, giving Justin Verlander a three-run lead before he even took the mound.

Add in a few doubles, including one by George Springer that should have been a home run, and the Astros won for the 11th time in 12 games with a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

"Boys did a great job tonight. Putting runs up early and often is a great recipe for success," Verlander said. "Once we got a big lead, I just kind of pulled back a little bit trying to go in energy conversation mode, just hit some spots and try to get deep in the game."

AVG: J. Altuve.316
HR: J. Altuve8
RBI: J. Altuve16
SB: M. Brantley3
W: C. McHugh3
ERA: C. McHugh1.96
Saves: R. Osuna7
K: J. Verlander38
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .273 (1)
Runs: 84 (18)
Hits: 174 (8)
Home Runs: 28 (9)
Stolen Bases: 11 (8)
OBP: .350 (6)
SLG: .464 (5)
Total Bases: 296 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.95 (3)
Runs Allowed: 58 (3)
Saves: 8 (4)
Strikeouts: 182 (12)
OpBA: .195 (1)
OBP: .254 (1)
SLG: .336 (1)
Run Support: 4.58 (18)
Date Player Transactions
4/12 R. Guduan Called Up from Minors
4/10 F. Valdez Sent to Minors
3/28 L. McCullers Jr. Placed on 10-Day IL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
3/28 J. Smith Placed on 10-Day IL (Ruptured left Achilles - out 6-8 months)
3/24 J. Verlander Signed ( 2019-2021)(three-year contract)
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Date Player Status
3/26 C. Correa Neck stiffness (day-to-day)
3/25 L. McCullers Jr. Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 10-day DL)
3/25 J. Smith Ruptured left Achilles - out 6-8 months (on 10-day DL)
3/4 J. James Strained right quadricep (day-to-day)
3/4 F. Martes Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
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