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12-7, 2nd in AL West
Springer extends lead with RBI double (0:39)
Gonzalez breaks tie with two-run single (0:25)
Astros bring Fortnite to life (2:06)
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1dDan Szymborski

Who was too high or too low in MLBRank

Does Bryce Harper deserve to be in the top 5? Was Shohei Ohtani too low? Now that the votes are in, we're breaking down some of the more controversial results.

McCullers on fire from the mound against Mariners (0:31)
McCann goes yard to give Astros the lead (0:28)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán threw the first pitch of Indians-Twins in Puerto Rico tonight, sporting his 2017 Houston Astros World Championship ring.

2d

Paxton, Mariners win 2-1, snap six-game skid vs Houston

James Paxton delivered six strong innings, Nelson Cruz took Dallas Keuchel deep and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Monday night to end a six-game skid against the defending World Series champions.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Nice 2-1 win for the Mariners as Edwin Diaz works around a leadoff walk in the ninth and a stolen base to finish off the save. He's 7-for-7 in save chances, has yet to allow a run and has given up just one hit. Meanwhile, the Astros continue to struggle to score. They've scored 0 or 1 run in six of 17 games (35.3 percent) compared to 20 times in 2017 (12.3 percent).

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros' Justin Verlander was just named AL Player of the Week for the first time since 2012. After last night's brilliant outing against Texas, here are his career numbers for Houston, including postseason: 11-1, 1.57 ERA over 97 1/3 innings with 115 Ks and 18 walks.

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3d

Verlander On Accomplishments, Adjustments, Future

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander talks to Buster Olney about the perspective he has on his career, the adjustments he's made to stay sharp, what the future holds and more.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the eighth inning, six outs away from what would certainly have been one of the least likely perfect games ever. Alas, he gives up a walk and then a double to Josh Reddick and after a sac fly the game is tied.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Bartolo Colon's sinker is a thing of wonder as he keeps pounding the zone in pursuit of perfection. It's generated 10 of his first 21 outs, and he's frozen hitters with it to get two of his seven strikeouts. Can he take this all the way? After just 83 pitches, it's up to the Astros to take it away from him in their last six outs.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Bartolo Colon's blend of perfection in 6 IP against the Astros owes everything to fastball command, getting three swinging K's with his low-90s four-seamer, two more whiffs looking with the sinker he's pounded the zone with all night, and the last two getting chases on sliders. Can he take it all the way and add to his already hefty legend?

Altuve explains change in approach at the plate (2:31)
5d

Guzman caps rally in Rangers' 6-5 win over Houston

Ronald Guzman's first career homer tied the game in the eighth inning, and he put the Rangers ahead with an infield single in the 10th as Texas rallied from five runs down to beat the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs79Tied-13th
Batting Average.23912th
On Base Percentage.32114th
Slugging Percentage.37021st
Earned Run Average2.481st
Quality Starts14Tied-1st
WHIP1.082nd
BAA.2112nd