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Astros 2, Rangers 1: Keuchel, Giles end losing streak

The beard returned to his Cy Young form for at least one game.

MLB: Houston Astros at Texas Rangers Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel has struggled his entire career at Globe Life Park and in the three starts since coming off the disabled list. But that fact wasn't washed away on Sunday.

Keuchel looked like his old self, holding the Texas Rangers to one run over 6 23 innings in the Astros' 2-1 win to avoid a sweep. Closer Ken Giles pitched two innings and held down the Astros one-run lead for the save.

Keuchel only gave up a run on an Adrian Beltre home run after getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning.

The Astros offense came from a Jose Altuve home run and Carlos Beltran RBI single that score Yuli Guriel, who led off with a double in the seventh inning.

Ken Giles like most of his outing wasn't clean. He walked the first two batter he faced in the eighth but got a key double play ball from Joey Gallo. He ended the game with a strikeout of Delino Deshields Jr.

The win ends the Astros losing streak at five games.