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Houston Astros (66-61)


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L 1-7
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W 5-4
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HOUSTON -- Seemingly on the brink of collapse following a pair of interleague home losses to the St. Louis Cardinals last week, the Houston Astros rebounded with a successful swing through Baltimore and Pittsburgh and set the table to remain in the thick of the American League wild card chase with a six-game homestand opening Friday.

The Astros (66-61) finished 5-2 during their seven-game stretch against the Orioles and Pirates and are 9-5 over their last 14 road games. Once 10 games above .500, the Astros slipped to 61-60 after dropping the opener in Baltimore on Aug. 18. And while they remain are four games behind the Orioles for the second wild card spot, the Astros' recent road run breathed new life into their postseason hopes.

"It's one that we needed," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said following a 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh in Wednesday's series finale. "We played two good teams and came away 5-2. I'm really proud of our guys. We have a small margin of error these days and we've responded by playing well."

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.361
HR: G. Springer25
RBI: C. Correa87
SB: J. Altuve26
W: D. Fister12
ERA: D. Fister3.59
Saves: L. Gregerson14
K: C. McHugh141
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Texas 7553.586-
Seattle 6760.5287.5
Houston 6661.5208.5
Oakland 5572.43319.5
LA Angels 5473.42520.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .247 (24)
Runs: 578 (13)
Hits: 1079 (21)
Home Runs: 157 (14)
Stolen Bases: 85 (8)
OBP: .321 (17)
SLG: .419 (15)
Total Bases: 1832 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.97 (9)
Runs Allowed: 535 (10)
Saves: 33 (18)
Strikeouts: 1106 (5)
OpBA: .258 (17)
OBP: .312 (8)
SLG: .428 (21)
Run Support: 4.51 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/24 P. Tucker Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/21 Y. Gurriel Called Up from Minors
8/20 C. Gómez Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
8/20 T. White Sent to Minors
8/19 J. Hoyt Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/12 P. Tucker Strained right shoulder (on 15-day DL)
8/5 C. Rasmus Ear infection (on 15-day DL)
8/3 L. McCullers Right elbow discomfort (on 15-day DL)
7/28 L. Gregerson off 15-day DL
7/27 L. Valbuena Strained right hamstring (on 15-day DL)
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