LOS ANGELES – The Astros have placed Lance McCullers Jr. on the 10-day disabled list after he left Saturday night's game against the Dodgers for elbow pain.
Pitcher Roberto Osuna was reinstated from the restricted list and will take McCullers' place on the roster.
The Astros have reinstated RHP Roberto Osuna from the restricted list today and have added him to the active roster...he will take the roster spot of RHP Lance McCullers Jr., who was placed on the 10-day DL with right elbow discomfort.— Houston Astros (@astros) August 5, 2018
The Astros are now one win away from the sweep after a 14-0 shutout are definitely reminding the world why they are the champions.
Saturday, McCullers Jr. got the start, punching out three batters in the first inning but his night was cut short. McCullers was seen moving his arm funny, appearing to be in pain in the 4th inning. He left the game with elbow discomfort and would not pitch in the 5th, his night cut short after 5 strikeouts through four innings of work.
Brad Peacock took over through the sixth inning and had 4 K’s on the night.
Offensively, the Astros exploded with 14 runs sparked by a second inning solo homerun from Marwin Gonzalez.
From there, it didn't stop. A four run 6th inning and a seven run 8th inning including a 3-run bomb from Josh Reddick. Then more Astros getting involved, the night capped off with a 2-run shot from Jake Marisnick in the 9th.
This win ties the largest win differential in an Astros win over the Dodgers in franchise history.