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Houston Astros (91-58)


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W 7-1
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Four relievers protect McHugh as Astros top White Sox

(TSX / STATS) -- HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve matched his career high for home runs, and a four-man bullpen turned in an exceptional performance in the Houston Astros' 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Altuve smacked an opposite-field homer off White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (2-3) with one out in the fourth inning, pulling the Astros even at 1-1 with his 24th dinger. Altuve hit 24 home runs last season en route to a third-place finish in the American League MVP race.

Three batters later, Houston (92-58) moved ahead for good when Alex Bregman followed a Marwin Gonzalez single with a double to the left-center-field gap. Gonzalez scored from first on the hit.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.348
HR: G. Springer32
RBI: M. González82
SB: J. Altuve31
W: D. Keuchel13
ERA: J. Verlander3.82
Saves: K. Giles31
K: J. Verlander176
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-Houston 9158.611-
LA Angels 7673.51015
Seattle 7476.49317.5
Texas 7376.49018
Oakland 6783.44724.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .282 (1)
Runs: 815 (1)
Hits: 1456 (1)
Home Runs: 221 (3)
Stolen Bases: 92 (7)
OBP: .345 (1)
SLG: .479 (1)
Total Bases: 2472 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.25 (12)
Runs Allowed: 664 (12)
Saves: 40 (10)
Strikeouts: 1459 (2)
OpBA: .243 (8)
OBP: .317 (9)
SLG: .413 (10)
Run Support: 5.52 (1)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/17 C. Moran Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/17 C. Moran Removed From 10-Day DL (Facial fractures)
9/14 M. Fiers Suspension Announced By League (five games)
9/14 M. Fiers Starting to Serve Suspension
9/9 E. Gattis Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/13 J. Marisnick Fractured right thumb (day-to-day)
8/31 B. Rodgers Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
8/30 E. Gattis off 10-day DL
8/30 Y. Gurriel Right knee soreness (day-to-day)
8/30 J. Verlander Trapezius fatigue (day-to-day)
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