Odor has game-ending RBI double, Rangers beat Astros 6-5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor had a game-ending RBI double and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-5 on Monday night.

Odor, who earlier in the game had a homer and a sacrifice fly, got the winner with an opposite-field drive that ricocheted off the left field wall and past outfielder Colby Rasmus. Adrian Beltre scored from first base after reaching on a fielder’s choice.

Texas is 7-0 against the Astros this season and has won 11 in row at home against the AL West rival.

Jose Altuve had three hits, including a three-run homer for the Astros, to stretch his hitting streak to 12 games.

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Odor led off the third with his eighth homer for a 4-3 lead. His sac fly in the seventh tied the game at 5-all.

Nomar Mazara had a one-out single in the ninth, the rookie’s fourth hit of the game, off Ken Giles (0-3). Beltre then went to a knee on a grounder to shortstop Carlos Correa, who fielded the ball cleanly before it got caught briefly in his glove. While Mazara was out at second, the 37-year-old Beltre hustled to beat out the relay and avoid an inning-ending double play.

Sam Dyson (1-1), the fourth Texas pitcher, had a perfect ninth.

The Rangers, whose 35-22 record is the best in the American League, have won four in a row and eight of nine. The Astros entered the game having won eight of nine and 11 of 13.

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Rasmus had an RBI single in the seventh that gave Houston its only lead — 5-4 when Correa scored from second. Correa walked and went to second on a wild pitch.

Altuve’s 10th homer tied the game at 3 right after starter Colby Lewis’ throwing error while trying to get the lead runner.

Lewis gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings before leaving with the game tied 4-all and keeping two winning streaks on hold. He has won all five decisions in his 12 starts this season and has won nine in a row against the Astros, the longest streak of his career against any team.


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Rangers: RHP A.J. Griffin, on the DL since May 8 with right shoulder stiffness, threw a 25-pitch bullpen session. If he feels good the next couple of days, he could go out on a rehab assignment later this week.


Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel (3-7, 5.50 ERA), the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, has a 3.46 ERA his last two starts since allowing seven runs in six innings in a 9-2 loss to the Rangers and Cole Hamels on May 22. Keuchel is 0-2 in two starts against Texas this season.

Rangers: Hamels (5-1, 3.39) is six strikeouts shy of 2,000 in his career. The lefty has a 1.23 ERA (two earned runs in 14 2/3 innings) in winning both of his starts against the Astros this season.