Astros’ crumpling continues with 14-3 thrashing in Arlington - Ultimate Astros
If you were one of the Astros fans who caravanned four hours from Houston for this game, you couldn’t close your eyes to escape. The sound of home run after home run would still convey the misery.
Dallas Keuchel gives up career-high nine runs | astros.com
The best thing Dallas Keuchel did on Wednesday night was put on a brave face and address the media with poise, answering every question about his career-worst outing without sounding panicked or beaten.
The injury news started to perk up for the Astros on Wednesday, when Marwin Gonzalez returned to the lineup at third base, batting seventh, and Jed Lowrie was available off the bench.
The nerves started when Astros bench coach Trey Hillman told rookie Matt Duffy to be ready and start stretching early in Houston's 14-3 loss to Texas. Those nerves came to an apex in Duffy's first Major League at-bat, which resulted in a groundout to shortstop on Martin Perez's second pitch.
Jon Singleton hit a two-run homer and Dan Straily threw seven innings of one-hit ball to lead the Fresno Grizzlies past the Round Rock Express 3-1 to even up the Pacific Coast League championship series at 1-1 on Wednesday at Dell Diamond
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