James (4-0) pitched two scoreless relief innings and struck out four to pick up the win Saturday against the Rangers.

The four punchouts gives James 76 strikeouts over 47.2 innings (14.3 K/9). The Astros and Rangers engaged in a second straight game that featured multiple lead changes, putting James in a position for a decision. He worked the ninth and 10th innings for the 10th scoreless outing over his last 13 appearances. That seems like effective pitching, but the 26-year-old right-hander has been touched for a 4.20 ERA during that run. When James fails, he tends to fail epically.

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