Lance McCullers Jr. exits vs. the Rangers

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Astros Swept For The First Time In 2018

The Astros were swept by the Rangers at Minute Maid Park.

July 29, 2018 - 4:22 pm
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Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - The Astros fell to the Rangers Sunday at Minute Maid Park by a final score of 4-3. It is the first time being swept this season and also marks their longest losing streak of the year at four games. It also matches the worst stretch of the season having lost 5 of their last 6 for the second time.

The Astros had won seven straight games that Lance McCullers Jr. started since May 31st, but that streak ended July 11th and has turned into three losses in a row. He went 5.1 innings striking out 11, but allowed 4 runs on 6 hits. It is McCullers Jr.'s third start in a row that he has been unable to get through 6 complete innings. 

With the absence of Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, the Astros lineup had been sputtering and it continued Sunday. Tyler White accounted for nearly half of the seven hits from his dugout going 3-for-3 with a home run, two singles and a walk. The lineup had missed opportunities stranding 14 runners on-base.

Altuve hit the Disabled List with right knee soreness and will be available again August 5th. Carlos Correa has not played since June 25th with a lower back injury. Both will travel with the team on the coming road trip which is a new development for Correa who had been undergoing treatment away from the team in Houston.