Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer and drove in three as the Astros defeated the Rangers 5-2 to open a four-game series at Globe Life Park. Alex Bregman also left the yard, while Jose Altuve was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Gerrit Cole improved to 7-and-1, striking out eight over six innings of one-run ball. Houston has won two straight to jump to 39-and-25. Cole Hamels was charged with all five runs in seven-and-a-third innings to drop to 3-and-6. Texas was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base. The Rangers are 27-and-38.
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