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2018 Schedule
50-26, 1st in AL West
Long ball lifts Astros to 50th win (1:15)
Astros go back-to-back-to-back in the sixth (1:15)
Altuve blasts homer to train tracks (0:19)
Kemp makes fantastic diving grab (0:15)
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2dJeff Sullivan

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2d

Rays rally late, stop Astros' winning streak at 12

C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Astros' 12-game winning streak is over. They got two runners on in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, but A.J. Hinch elected not to pinch-hit for light-hitting Jake Marisnick with Brian McCann available on the bench, and Sergio Romo induced the game-ending pop-up. The Rays had a lefty warming up, but I'd take McCann versus Jonny Venters over Marisnick versus Romo.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander did come out for the seventh, but couldn't finish it as Adeiny Hechavarria had a terrific 10-pitch at-bat with two outs and finally doubled over the glove of Alex Bregman. Verlander leaves after throwing a season-high 122 pitches and you know he's not happy about leaving with his baserunner out there on second base.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander fans C.J. Cron with a runner on to end the top of the sixth to keep the game tied 1-1 as he reaches double digits in K's for the third time this season. He's at 97 pitches and has gone as many as 110 just twice in 2018, so we'll see if A.J. Hinch turns this game over to the bullpen in the seventh.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Astros are going for a club record 13th consecutive win, but fail to score with a bases-loaded situation in the first when Evan Gattis flies out to shallow right and Carlos Gomez throws out George Springer, who missed home plate as he tried to avoid the tag.

3d

Bregman's walk-off gives Astros 12th straight win

Alex Bregman hit a game-ending, two-run double with one out in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Tuesday to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It's game 12 of the Astros' 36-game stretch against .500 and under opponents — and they've won all 12 after beating the Rays in dramatic fashion with a walk-off rally in the bottom of the ninth. The winning streak ties the 1999 and 2004 teams for longest in franchise history.

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4d

Astros GM Luhnow gets extension, new title

The Houston Astros have extended the contract of general manager Jeff Luhnow through the 2023 season and added president of baseball operations to his title.

4d

BBTN: Harper's Struggles, Houston's Run, Maddon, Houser

Before Boog Sciambi catches up with Joe Maddon (26:46), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the Astros' streak, Bryce Harper's struggles, a great HR Derby idea and more (2:33). Plus, Todd Radom's trivia and #ThirtyUnis focuses on the Tigers (30:49).

Astros, Yankees battle for top spot (1:22)

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average2.861st
Quality Starts521st
WHIP1.051st
BAA.2081st
Runs3941st
Batting Average.2671st
On Base Percentage.3372nd
Slugging Percentage.4403rd