Crawfords RBI in 10th lifts Giants over Astros 7-6
HOUSTON Brandon Crawford's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. An RBI single by Darin Ruf off Ryan Pressly with one out in the ninth tied it at 6-all. Flores also homered for the Giants, who snapped a six-game losing streak to the Astros. Alex Dickerson hit an RBI single to center field with two outs in the fifth to cut the lead to 4-2. Astros: OF George Springer missed his fifth game with a strained right wrist, but was Houston's runner on second base in the 10th inning.
Dbacks beat Astros 5-4 on Calhouns single in ninth
PHOENIX Kole Calhoun lined a two-run single in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Thursday night to win their first series of the season. ROSTER MOVESArizona designated INF Ildemaro Vargas for assignment and optioned RHP Yoan Lopez to its alternate training site to get its active roster down to 28. The Astros got down to the 28-player limit by optioning RHP Bryan Abreu and INF Jack Mayfield to their alternate training site. TRAINING TABLEAstros: Reigning AL rookie of the year Yordan Alvarez took batting practice and did some running at the team's alternate training site. Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver (0-2, 14.73) looks to get his shaky start to the 2020 season on track in Arizona's series opener against San Diego on Friday.
All quiet till Ros HR in 13th lifts Dodgers over Astros 4-2
Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios watches his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the 13th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON After a testy, noisy game in the series opener, all was quiet between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Until the loud crack of Edwin Ros' bat for a two-run homer in the 13th inning lifted the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory. The Dodgers played without manager Dave Roberts, suspended one game for his part in Tuesday night's heated matchup that saw the dugouts clear. Stripling allowed four hits and one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings in a win over the Giants on Friday.
What Brad Peacock being placed on the injury list means for the Astros' bullpen
Brad Peacock pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2019, in New York City. HOUSTON - The Houston Astros placed long relief man Brad Peacock on the injured list Wednesday, weakening an already, let's say interesting, bullpen. The Astros are down the team's best setup man, Ryan Pressly, who is out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery. JOSH JAMES BECOMES IMPORTANTAstros reliever Josh James has far less experience than Brad Peacock, but similar ability to pitch multiple innings due to his years as a starter in the minors. BULLPEN NOW vs. FUTUREThe Astros bullpen currently looks like this: Osuna, Harris, Smith, Rondon, Devenski, McHugh, Biagini, SneedKeeping with having 8 relievers, with a fully healthy postseason bullpen could look something like:Osuna, Pressly, Harris, Smith, Rondon, Devenski, McHugh and Peacock.