Brantley hits 2 HRs, Astros top Rangers 5-3 for 5th straight
Michael Brantley #23 of the Houston Astros hits a two run home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on July 21, 2019. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)HOUSTON - Michael Brantley homered twice, Jose Altuve also went deep and the Houston Astros beat the struggling Texas Rangers 5-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. Nomar Mazara hit a solo homer in the sixth off Josh James, and Logan Forsythe had a solo homer in the ninth. Lance Lynn (12-6) matched a career high with 12 strikeouts in seven innings. Cole struck out 11 and allowed one run in seven innings last time out Wednesday against the Angels.