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Astros offense explodes for 4 HRs as they beat the Rangers, 12-4

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Houston Astros v Texas Rangers
Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros is greeted at the plate by Josh Reddick #22, George Springer #4, and Michael Brantley #23 after a three-run homer run against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Field on September 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.
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In the last series of the 2020 season, the Astros take on the Rangers trying to finish the season on a high note.

The Astros wasted no time getting on the board with Bregman drove in Altuve with an RBI triple. Tucker would then reach on a field error which allowed Bregman to score and make it 2-0.

In the top of the 2nd, the Astros got singles from Carlos Correa and Josh Reddick. After a Garneau strikeout, George Springer demolished a 3 run HR to CF to make it 5-0.

The offense didn’t stop there though. Alex Bregman, who already had the RBI triple earlier, connected on a 2 run HR in the 5th inning to make it 7-0. In the 6th, the Astros continued their onslaught of runs when Altuve crushed a 3 run HR to extend the Astros lead to 10-0.

Cristian Javier started for the Astros and was dominant through the first five innings as he allowed just 2 hits with 6 strikeouts. He came back out for the 6th and had a little trouble as he allowed a single and then a 2 run HR to Willie Calhoun to put the Rangers on the board.

Javier would allow a walk, single, and then a sacrifice fly before being pulled for Luis Garcia (who got the last out of the 6th). Javier’s final line was 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. He should finish the season with a 3.48 ERA.

Garcia came back out for the 7th and allowed a run as the Rangers made it a 10-4 game. Raley relieved Garcia and had a perfect 8th as he struck out 2 hitters.

Reddick added a 2 run HR in the 9th to extend the Astros lead to 12-4. Bielak got the 9th to get some work in and pitched a shutout 9th as he closed it out and put the Astros back above .500.

Some lines for the Astros hitters:

Springer - 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB

Altuve - 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI

Bregman - 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI

Reddick - 3-for-5, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI