Gerrit Cole vs. Texas Rangers, Third Start of 2018

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Cole Fans Twelve, Astros Win Fourth In A Row

The Astros have won seven of their last eight games

May 11, 2019 - 10:52 pm
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Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - Gerrit Cole had a dominant performance Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. He struck out 12 in six innings of work while allowing only four hits. An Aledmys Diaz grand slam would create a lead the Rangers could not overcome, and the Astros won their fourth game in a row by a final score of 11-4.

On the mound, Gerrit Cole made just one mistake on a solo home run allowed to former Astro Hunter Pence. In five of Cole's nine starts he has recorded double-digit strikeouts. He also leads all of baseball with 86 strikeouts on the year. 

The Astros have hit five grand slams this season, and it was the second of Diaz's career. Michael Brantley also hit a solo home run, number ten on the season. The lineup drew five walks and popped off thirteen hits, ten of which were singles. 

The Astros now have a record of (5-4) against the Rangers this season. They also have a record of (20-0) when leading after six innings, (21-0) when leading after seven, and (23-0) after eight. Minute Maid Park also hosts the best home record in the Majors at (15-4).

INJURED LIST

Postgame, Jose Altuve was added to the 10-day injured list with a strained hamstring. Pitcher Corbin Martin takes his spot on the roster and will start Sunday.