Six runs in the last five games. With extra innings mixed in the Astros are averaging 1.08 runs per game over their last five. Hard to win games when asking your pitching staff to throw a shutout everyday.
The Astros needed a long reliever in the bullpen, so Brad Peacock gets a chance to see action with the Astros for the first time since the second week of last season.
McCullers was pulled Tuesday night in a 2-1 loss to Toronto with two outs in the fifth with elbow discomfort.
The diminutive second baseman may be the biggest threat to unseat Toronto's Josh Donaldson as American League MVP.
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Yasiel Puig was demoted to the minor leagus on Tuesday, and he's likely played his final game for the Dodgers. How did we get here?
David Ortiz sure is getting a lot of gifts during his farewell tour. But this time, he's not getting something played out like a pair of boots that everyone gets during their last trip to a stadium (I'm looking at you Texas).