The Astros made Globe Life Park sound like a forest on Sunday. In winning their 10th consecutive game, they squared up pitches from the Rangers so frequently that the crack of their wood bats resonated like trees snapping.
By the time the rain came for good Sunday, at the start of the bottom of the ninth inning, it was way too late to bail out the Texas Rangers.
regerson finished 2016 with a 3.28 ERA, which was the worst of his career. He entered Sunday with a 5.57 ERA in 24 games. Batters were hitting .291 against him.
The Astros will start David Paulino in Kansas City on Tuesday to give Joe Musgrove more time to recover from shoulder discomfort.
The Astros completed their third straight series sweep, finishing off the Rangers with a 7-2 victory at Globe Life Park on Sunday. The Astros hit four home runs, including two by George Springer, to earn their 10th straight win.
The red-hot Astros will carry a 10-game winning streak -- as well as a club-record-tying 10-game road winning streak -- into a four-game series that starts Monday in Kansas City against the Royals, who are one of only two teams to win a series from Houston this year.
In my humble opinion, there's nothing that brings a city together like a baseball team on a roll -- the anticipation of that day's game, then the game, the discussion during the game on social media, reliving the game the next morning with friends or co-workers and the anticipation of the next game. Because baseball is every day, it's a nonstop cycle of joy.
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