Osuna allowed a home run and struck out one batter while recording his 18th save in Sunday's 5-4 win over Arizona. Osuna came in with two runners on and one out in the ninth. He allowed a sacrifice fly before coughing up a two-run shot to Daniel Descalso. Despite the shaky outing, the 23-year-old is now 18-for-19 in save chances this season with a 2.65 ERA.
Osuna tossed a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Tigers and picked up the save. Osuna entered the contest with a one-run lead, and he induced three groundballs to secure a 3-2 victory. The 23-year-old has successfully converted five saves over his previous five appearances, allowing one run while striking out one through five innings. Osuna appears to have solidified his role as the closer with under a month to go in the regular season.
Osuna picked up his 15th save of the season Saturday against the Red Sox, allowing one run on two hits and a walk in the ninth inning. Osuna was shaky in this one, allowing three baserunners before getting J.D. Martinez to ground into a double play to end the game. The save was his second in as many days, and the 23-year-old closer is now a perfect 6-for-6 in save chances since joining the Astros at the end of July. Osuna may not be available for Sunday's series finale after pitching consecutive days, leaving Hector Rondon to cover the ninth inning should a save opportunity arise.
Osuna tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 14th save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Red Sox. He's now converted five straight save chances since joining Houston in August, and Osuna's 1.80 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 15:2 K:BB in 15 innings for the Astros should keep him firmly in the closer role as the regular season winds down.
Osuna pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save Tuesday against the Twins. He allowed one hit while recording no walks and no strikeouts. Osuna came into the ninth with a runner on and was able to induce a flyout before giving up a single and getting Max Kepler to line into a game-ending double play. Osuna is 4-for-4 in save chances with a 1.93 ERA in 14 innings of work since joining the Astros. Altogether he's converted 13 of 14 save opportunities this season and sports a 28:3 K:BB in 29.1 innings.