Kyle Tucker deed a three-run homer successful Houston’s large 3rd inning to assistance the Astros manus the Texas Rangers their 10th consecutive nonaccomplishment with a 7-3 triumph connected Friday night.
After Yordan Alvarez deed an RBI azygous and Carlos Correa followed with an RBI grounder, Tucker fought done a nine-pitch at-bat — fouling disconnected six pitches successful a enactment — earlier smacking a fastball from Kolby Allard (2-8) into the bullpen successful close halfway tract to marque it 5-0. It was Tucker’s 18th.
Allard allowed 7 hits and a season-high 7 runs successful 4 innings for his sixth consecutive loss.
Jake Odorizzi allowed 4 hits and 3 runs with six strikeouts and 2 walks successful 4 2/3 innings. Brandon Bielak (3-3) gave up conscionable 1 deed successful 2 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.
Nathaniel Lowe deed a two-run triple for the Rangers, who fell to 0-7 astatine Minute Maid Park this season.
Robel Garcia singled with 1 retired successful the 4th earlier a treble by Jose Altuve. Michael Brantley reached connected a fielder’s prime that allowed Garcia to people and near Altuve astatine third.
Altuve scored connected Yuli Gurriel’s sacrifice alert to propulsion the vantage to 7-0.
Odorizzi held the Rangers scoreless until moving into occupation with 2 outs successful the fifth. Brock Holt doubled earlier Odorizzi walked Andy Ibáñez. Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled to people Holt.
Lowe chased him erstwhile helium got the Rangers wrong 7-3 with his triple to halfway field. Bielak took implicit and retired Adolis García to bounds the damage.
Rangers: C Jose Trevino (bruised close forearm) was activated from the 10-day injured list. ... 1B Curtis Terry’s declaration was selected from Triple-A Round Rock and helium went 0 for 4 successful his large league debut. ... 2B Nick Solak was optioned to Round Rock. ... C John Hicks was designated for assignment.
Astros: RHP Pedro Báez, who has been retired each play with injuries and an illness, allowed 2 hits and 1 tally successful 1 inning successful a rehabilitation duty with Triple-A Sugar Land Friday night. ... INF Aledmys Díaz (fractured near hand) went 0 for 5 with a strikeout successful a rehabilitation crippled with Double-A Corpus Christi Friday night.
Houston LHP Framber Valdez (5-2, 3.26 ERA) opposes Rangers RHP Kyle Gibson (6-2, 2.86) erstwhile the bid continues Saturday night.