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Astros call up pitching help to face Rangers

With the Astros attempting to piecemeal their way through a short-handed rotation, one that continues to tax their deep but overworked bullpen, Houston manager A.J. Hinch will continue to savor those moments when the high-wire act yields favorable results.

Hinch used "openers" to start two of the four games the Astros played against the Los Angeles Angels earlier this week, and until the Astros either trade for starting pitching or get right-hander Brad Peacock off the 10-day injured list, the strain will continue to rest on the Houston relievers.

When right-hander Justin Verlander took his turn in the rotation Friday, he served as the only regular starter scheduled to do so against the Rangers. So after Verlander and a three-man bullpen held Texas to 0-for-11 hitting with runners in scoring position in a 4-3 win in the opener of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park, the result felt like a resounding positive.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Brantley.321
HR: A. Bregman26
RBI: A. Bregman62
SB: J. Marisnick8
W: J. Verlander12
ERA: J. Verlander2.99
Saves: R. Osuna21
K: G. Cole194
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (2)
Runs: 514 (9)
Hits: 917 (3)
Home Runs: 159 (7)
Stolen Bases: 46 (11)
OBP: .346 (2)
SLG: .473 (2)
Total Bases: 1607 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.89 (4)
Runs Allowed: 414 (6)
Saves: 25 (10)
Strikeouts: 998 (1)
OpBA: .223 (1)
OBP: .288 (2)
SLG: .411 (7)
Run Support: 5.20 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/16 R. Armenteros Called Up from Minors
7/16 B. Peacock Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/15 C. Correa Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/15 A. Díaz Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
7/15 F. Valdez Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/12 A. Bregman Chin laceration (day-to-day)
7/4 C. Martin Right elbow surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
6/28 B. Peacock Right shoulder discomfort (on 10-day IL)
5/27 C. Correa Fractured rib - out 4-6 weeks (on 60-day IL)
5/27 A. Díaz Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
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