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Rangers 2, Astros 1: One more loss, same script

The Astros are shut down this time by a reliever turned starter.

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The Astros haven't been able to put everything together at one time during the season. The hitting has been clicking, then the pitcher will take a turn and repeat. Astros starters have given up six runs over their last 30 innings, but Astros hitter have generated just three runs during that time.

The Rangers got runs from an Elvis Andrus home run and a Rougned Odor single that scored a Bryan Holaday -- how had doubled in the third.

The Astros got one run back with a Marwin Gonzalez home run.

Jake Marisnick flashed the leather a couple times in the fourth to keep the game close. Marisnick made a running grab toward the Astros bullpen with two runners. He also ended the inning with a running catch coming in a hit from Nomar Mazara.

George Springer attempted to spark a run in the fourth but was picked off first. A double play ended the Astros fifth inning rally.

In the seventh inning, the Astros had two runners on with two outs, but couldn't make anything happen as Tyler White grounded out. The Astros would go down in order in the eighth and ninth inning.