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Game Recap: Astros Over Rangers in 10, 5-4

Overcome 4 run Deficit. Bullpen scoreless for 5 innings

MLB: Houston Astros at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Starting pitcher and probable All-Star Gerrit Cole struggled tonight, but while his team battled back, Cole battled to keep the score close.

He only made it through the fifth inning, having surrendered 4 runs for the third time in his last 5 games, but when he left the bats had battled back to tie the score at 4-4.

Big RBI’s were recorded by Yuli Gurriel on a home run and Alex Bregman, but the big blow came from a Josh Reddick home run, his second in two games after a drought that began April 21st.

After the fifth inning it was a game of dueling bullpens, with the Astros pen getting a scoreless inning from Will Harris despite allowing two infield hits, three from Collin McHugh, and a perfect 10th by Ken Giles for the save.

The Astros scored the winning run in the top of the 10th when Jose Altuve started the action with a single, who advanced on a Yuli Gurriel hit by pitch. Rangers reliever Chris Martin tried a pick off of Altuve at second, but when his throw went into center field, Altuve advance to third.

The winning run came on a lumberjack sac fly by Evan Gattis, Altuve scoring the eventual game winning run.

Collin McHugh got the win, his fourth against no losses. His ERA is now 0.90.

The Astros took the series 2-0.

Tomorrow the Chicago White Sox come to town for a four game series.

Game time 7:10 CDT

Box Score and videos here.

Happy Independence Day. This was a quick recap. I’ve got family fireworks.