May 12: Rangers (20-19) 4, Astros (12-27) 0
Powered by a pair of RBIs from youngster Rougned Odor and Adrian Beltre, and a solid outing by starter Colby Lewis, the Texas Rangers blanked the Houston Astros 4-0 on Monday. The Texas bullpen pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless relief in the win.
Beltre got the ball rolling for Texas with a two-run home run in the third inning. Odor padded that lead with an RBI single in the fourth and his first Major League home run in the sixth to give the Rangers their 4-0 lead.
Meanwhile, on the mound, Lewis was cruising as he scattered seven hits and two walks in 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball.
Relievers Nick Martinez, Neal Cotts and Joakim Soria kept Houston off the scoreboard, surrendering another four hits and just one walk the rest of the way.
Houston starter Brad Peacock had a decent outing from the hill, giving up four runs and eight hits in six innings. He looked dominant at times, striking out 11 Texas batters.
Astros’ relievers did their part as they gave up just two hits in the final three innings of play to keep the game within distance.
Important things to note: Seven Texas players recorded at least one hit in the game … In his fifth MLB game, Odor registered his first home run on Monday — a solo shot against Peacock in the sixth … The Astros registered 11 hits and zero runs in the game, leaving 22 runners on base in the game. Jose Altuve led the attack with three hits in five at-bats from the lead-off spot.