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Houston Astros (81-74)


Thu. 9/22 Fri. 9/23 Sat. 9/24 Sun. 9/25 Mon. 9/26
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L 0-2
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L 6-10
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L 4-10
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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
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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)7:10 PM CT

Astros need to avoid sweep to keep playoff hopes alive

HOUSTON -- This wasn't how the weekend seemed destined to play out, not with the Houston Astros in dogged pursuit of a postseason berth as an American League wild card and not with the lowly Los Angeles Angels playing out the string in a disappointing season.

On Saturday night, the Angels set the stage for a series sweep on Sunday with a 10-4 victory over the fading Astros (81-74), scoring nine runs in their final two at-bats to erase a three-run deficit and stun Houston for a second consecutive game.

In dropping their third successive game to the Angels, the Astros fell three games behind the Orioles for the second wild-card spot with seven games to play. Also between the Astros and Orioles are the Tigers (83-71) and Mariners (81-73), a sour turn of events for the Astros after they entered the weekend one game out of the postseason and hosting a team they'd defeated 11 times in 12 meetings.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.338
HR: E. Gattis30
RBI: J. Altuve94
SB: J. Altuve27
W: D. Fister12
ERA: M. Fiers4.40
Saves: L. Gregerson15
K: C. McHugh166
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-Texas 9263.594-
Seattle 8173.52610.5
Houston 8174.52311
LA Angels 6986.44523
Oakland 6688.42925.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (25)
Runs: 700 (14)
Hits: 1301 (24)
Home Runs: 193 (12)
Stolen Bases: 98 (9)
OBP: .318 (20)
SLG: .418 (15)
Total Bases: 2217 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.04 (11)
Runs Allowed: 665 (9)
Saves: 42 (12)
Strikeouts: 1339 (5)
OpBA: .255 (11)
OBP: .313 (9)
SLG: .424 (18)
Run Support: 4.48 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/16 C. Moran Called Up from Minors
9/12 P. Tucker Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/6 D. Paulino Called Up from Minors
9/6 B. Peacock Called Up from Minors
9/5 K. Chapman Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/7 C. Correa Sprained left shoulder (day-to-day)
8/12 P. Tucker Strained right shoulder (on 15-day DL)
8/5 C. Rasmus off 15-day DL
8/3 L. McCullers Right elbow discomfort (on 15-day DL)
7/28 L. Gregerson off 15-day DL
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