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Astros Victimized by Rangers Walk-off 5-4

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Jason Castro went 2-3 with one home run but the Astros dropped the game to Texas, 5-4. The Astros allowed 13 baserunners and struck out only three batters.

Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the third with the Rangers up to bat, Ian Kinsler came in on a double by Adrian Beltre off starter Erik Bedard. The Rangers put the game away in the bottom of the ninth when Adam Rosales scored on a sacrifice fly.

Bedard went 4 1/3 innings and picked up the no-decision while giving up two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and four walks. Chia-Jen Lo (0-1) earned his first loss of the year after registering 1 2/3 innings giving up one run on one hit and walking two. Joe Nathan (4-2) got the win, going one inning and allowing no runs on one hit with two strikeouts and no walks. Castro gave a standout performance at the plate for the Astros, going 2 for 3 with a home run, three runs, an RBI, and a walk. Craig Gentry finished 1 for 3 with a home run, three runs, an RBI, and a walk in the win.

The Astros also suffered a three-game sweep. They will take on the Blue Jays Friday at Minute Maid Park at 7:10 PM CDT.

Astros Offense
A+98.9J. CastroC3231110
B+89.7L. HoesRF4200010
B84.9M. Dominguez3B2000010
B84.4C. Carter1B3100112
B83.8B. WallacePH1000011
B83.1M. GonzalezSS4100000
C74.1M. StassiDH3000101
C-70.0J. Altuve2B5110001
D+69.0R. GrossmanLF5100001
D66.0B. BarnesCF2000002

Rangers Offense
A92.9C. GentryLF3131110
A92.0M. Moreland1B1100000
A-91.0I. Kinsler2B4210100
B+89.0A. Beltre3B4200000
B86.4A. RiosRF3100010
C+77.4L. MartinCF2000021
C76.9J. Baker1B2000011
C73.0J. ProfarDH3000011
D+67.0E. AndrusSS3000200
D62.0A. PierzynskiC4000000

Astros Pitching
A94.5D. Martinez2.20.000.3811031
C72.1E. Bedard4.14.152.0852492
D+69.1C. Lo1.25.401.8010228

Rangers Pitching
A94.4J. Frasor0.10.000.000104
A-90.4J. Nathan1.00.001.0012012
B+89.0J. Soria1.00.001.0000113
B84.7D. Holland6.03.001.1745392
F55.7T. Scheppers0.227.006.0030120

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