Odor's 2 homers lift Rangers over Astros 4-2

HOUSTON (AP) Rougned Odor is finally starting to heat up, and it's helping the Texas Rangers do the same.

Odor hit a solo homer in the seventh inning and his tiebreaking two-run shot in the eighth lifted the Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, their fifth straight win.

''It's been probably the last three weeks that we've seen the ratio of barrel to ball start to show up better for us,'' manager Jeff Banister said. ''Some better swings, laying off some pitches down and out of the zone a little more consistently. Limiting the chase. He came up huge for us tonight, really the last few nights.''

Odor has hit four homers in the last eight games after managing just one in his previous 26. He finished with a season-high three hits and it is the first time this season he's had multiple hits in consecutive games all season after he had two on Monday.

''He's hit fastballs, he's hit the off-speed pitch, he's laid off some pitches down, he's laid off some of the fastball mix,'' Banister said. ''He's just forcing these guys to pitch to him.''

Odor tied it at 2-all when he dropped the first pitch of the seventh inning from Chris Devenski into the front row in right field.

He was at it again in the eighth when, after a single by Jonathan Lucroy with two outs, he connected off Luke Gregerson (2-2) into the seats in left field to put Texas up 4-2. It was the fifth career multi-home run game for Odor and his second this season.

Nick Martinez allowed five hits and two runs in six innings. Jose Leclerc (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win and Matt Bush allowed one hit in 1 1/3 innings for his eighth save.

George Springer and Carlos Correa hit solo homers for the first-place Astros, who lost for the sixth time in eight games.

Houston starter Brad Peacock yielded two hits and walked four with a season-high 10 strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. He was pitching on three days' rest because of an injury to Lance McCullers.

''Peacock was exceptional,'' manager A.J. Hinch said. ''I thought he got a little unlucky at the end when a couple of calls didn't go his way. All in all, he had really good put-away pitches and did a really good job of getting to the middle part of the game.''

The Astros had runners at first and second with one out in the eighth inning, but Keone Kela retired Marwin Gonzalez before Bush struck out Jose Altuve to end the threat.

Lucroy, who turned 31 on Tuesday, finished with two hits for the Rangers, who improved to .500 (32-32) for the first time since May 25.

Springer put Houston up early with his MLB-leading seventh leadoff home run and Correa pushed the lead to 2-0 with his solo shot to left in the fourth.

The Rangers didn't have a hit until Lucroy singled to start the fifth inning. Odor followed with a single before Jurickson Profar reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases with one out. Shin-Soo Choo drew a walk with two outs to send a run home and chase Peacock. He was replaced by Will Harris, who retired Elvis Andrus to limit the damage.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: OF Carlos Gomez (right hamstring strain) is scheduled to play seven innings in a rehabilitation start for Double-A Frisco on Wednesday and if that goes well he could rejoin the Rangers as soon as Friday.

Astros: OF Josh Reddick was out on Tuesday after suffering a mild concussion crashing into the wall in right field trying to make a catch on Monday. Hinch said Reddick was being evaluated on Tuesday and the Astros weren't sure if he'll need to go on the 7-day concussion list.

LEADING OFF

Springer is one home run shy of matching the franchise record for most leadoff home runs in a season which he set last year and Craig Biggio accomplished in 2001. He's the second player in MLB history to have seven leadoff homers through June 13 of a season and first since Brady Anderson in 1996 for the Orioles.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Andrew Cashner (3-5, 3.17 ERA) will start in the finale of this series on Wednesday night. He allowed six hits and one run in seven innings in a 5-2 win over Washington on Friday.

Astros: Francis Martes (0-0, 9.82) is scheduled to make his first major league start on Wednesday. The 21-year-old, who is Houston's top prospect, yielded four hits and four runs in 3 2/3 innings in his major league debut on Friday against the Angels.

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  • W: J. Leclerc (1-0)L: L. Gregerson (2-2)S: M. Bush (8)
  • HR: TEX - R. Odor 2 (11), HOU - G. Springer (18), C. Correa (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Hoying CF10000010.224.270.310.580-0.5
S. Choo RF20010320.253.378.419.7973.0
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E. Andrus SS40000026.292.336.451.786-1.0
A. Beltre DH40000011.317.383.488.871-0.5
N. Mazara RF20000220.284.353.462.8150.0
J. Lucroy C42200011.265.306.387.6923.5
R. Odor 2B42332011.219.258.398.65713.5
J. Gallo 1B40000013.199.298.510.808-0.5
J. Profar 3B40000022.104.246.104.350-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF31111101.275.347.537.8847.0
    M. Gonzalez LF40000012.303.401.594.995-0.5
    J. Altuve 2B40000012.312.381.496.877-0.5
    C. Correa SS41111000.297.370.517.8876.0
    B. McCann C40100000.265.358.477.8351.0
    E. Gattis DH30000101.271.340.417.7561.0
    Y. Gurriel 1B40100012.271.303.430.7330.5
    A. Bregman 3B30100001.249.324.401.7251.0
    N. Aoki RF30200011.273.320.338.6581.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. DeShields (7)
      • HR - R. Odor 2 (11)
      • RBI - S. Choo (30), R. Odor 3 (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo (10), R. Odor 2 (15)
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Aoki (6)
      • HR - G. Springer (18), C. Correa (12)
      • RBI - G. Springer (41), C. Correa (41)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - N. Mazara
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - N. Aoki (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - E. Andrus, R. Odor
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      N. Martinez6.05220124.671.2414.5
      J. Leclerc1.00001101.720.962.5
      K. Kela (H, 6)0.21001103.330.99-1.5
      M. Bush (S, 8)1.11000102.281.239.5
      PITCHERSIP
      N. Martinez6.0
      J. Leclerc1.0
      K. Kela (H, 6)0.2
      M. Bush (S, 8)1.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Peacock4.221141003.001.2110.0
      W. Harris1.10000202.030.864.0
      C. Devenski (BS, 1)1.02111112.770.87-0.5
      L. Gregerson (L, 2-2)1.02220115.191.50-5.5
      M. Feliz1.00000203.721.174.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Peacock4.2
      W. Harris1.1
      C. Devenski (BS, 1)1.0
      L. Gregerson (L, 2-2)1.0
      M. Feliz1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - N. Martinez 82-56, J. Leclerc 17-8, K. Kela 17-9, M. Bush 19-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Martinez 9-6, J. Leclerc 2-0, M. Bush 1-2
      • Batters Faced - N. Martinez 21, J. Leclerc 4, K. Kela 4, M. Bush 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 96-59, W. Harris 14-11, C. Devenski 19-12, L. Gregerson 14-10, M. Feliz 11-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 3-1, C. Devenski 2-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 20, W. Harris 4, C. Devenski 6, L. Gregerson 5, M. Feliz 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      AstrosHOU44-22
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. DeShields CF40100033.293.352.361.7120.5
      J. Hoying CF10000010.224.270.310.580-0.5
      S. Choo RF20010320.253.378.419.7973.0
      R. Rua LF0000-000.204.278.347.000-
      E. Andrus SS40000026.292.336.451.786-1.0
      A. Beltre DH40000011.317.383.488.871-0.5
      N. Mazara RF20000220.284.353.462.8150.0
      J. Lucroy C42200011.265.306.387.6923.5
      R. Odor 2B42332011.219.258.398.65713.5
      J. Gallo 1B40000013.199.298.510.808-0.5
      J. Profar 3B40000022.104.246.104.350-1.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        G. Springer CF31111101.275.347.537.8847.0
        M. Gonzalez LF40000012.303.401.594.995-0.5
        J. Altuve 2B40000012.312.381.496.877-0.5
        C. Correa SS41111000.297.370.517.8876.0
        B. McCann C40100000.265.358.477.8351.0
        E. Gattis DH30000101.271.340.417.7561.0
        Y. Gurriel 1B40100012.271.303.430.7330.5
        A. Bregman 3B30100001.249.324.401.7251.0
        N. Aoki RF30200011.273.320.338.6581.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - D. DeShields (7)
          • HR - R. Odor 2 (11)
          • RBI - S. Choo (30), R. Odor 3 (29)
          • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo (10), R. Odor 2 (15)
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Aoki (6)
          • HR - G. Springer (18), C. Correa (12)
          • RBI - G. Springer (41), C. Correa (41)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - N. Mazara
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - N. Aoki (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - E. Andrus, R. Odor
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          N. Martinez6.05220124.671.2414.5
          J. Leclerc1.00001101.720.962.5
          K. Kela (H, 6)0.21001103.330.99-1.5
          M. Bush (S, 8)1.11000102.281.239.5
          Total10.0722352---
          PITCHERSIP
          N. Martinez6.0
          J. Leclerc1.0
          K. Kela (H, 6)0.2
          M. Bush (S, 8)1.1
          Total10.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Peacock4.221141003.001.2110.0
          W. Harris1.10000202.030.864.0
          C. Devenski (BS, 1)1.02111112.770.87-0.5
          L. Gregerson (L, 2-2)1.02220115.191.50-5.5
          M. Feliz1.00000203.721.174.0
          Total9.06445162---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Peacock4.2
          W. Harris1.1
          C. Devenski (BS, 1)1.0
          L. Gregerson (L, 2-2)1.0
          M. Feliz1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - N. Martinez 82-56, J. Leclerc 17-8, K. Kela 17-9, M. Bush 19-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Martinez 9-6, J. Leclerc 2-0, M. Bush 1-2
          • Batters Faced - N. Martinez 21, J. Leclerc 4, K. Kela 4, M. Bush 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 96-59, W. Harris 14-11, C. Devenski 19-12, L. Gregerson 14-10, M. Feliz 11-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 3-1, C. Devenski 2-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 20, W. Harris 4, C. Devenski 6, L. Gregerson 5, M. Feliz 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Odor homered to left center, Lucroy scored42
          • 7TH INNING
            Odor homered to right22
          • 5TH INNING
            Choo walked, Lucroy scored, Odor to third, Profar to second12
          • 4TH INNING
            Correa homered to left center02
          • 1ST INNING
            Springer homered to center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Michael Feliz relieved Luke Gregerson
            • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Profar flied out to deep center
            • J. Hoying: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoying struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nomar Mazara in right
            • Ryan Rua in left
            • C. Correa: Correa flied out to left
            • B. McCann: McCann reached on bunt single to pitcher
            • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gattis fouled out to second
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gurriel reached on fielder's choice to third, McCann out at second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Luke Gregerson relieved Chris Devenski
            • A. Beltre: Foul, Beltre flied out to center
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lucroy singled to left
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Odor homered to left center, Lucroy scored
            • J. Gallo: Gallo flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jared Hoying in center
            • Keone Kela relieved Jose Leclerc
            • A. Bregman: Bregman reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Aoki struck out on foul tip
            • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Springer walked, Bregman to second
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to right
            • Matt Bush relieved Keone Kela
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Chris Devenski relieved Will Harris
            • R. Odor: Odor homered to right
            • J. Gallo: Gallo grounded out to first
            • J. Profar: Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Profar struck out on foul tip
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, DeShields doubled to deep right
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo walked
            • E. Andrus: Andrus reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Choo out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Nick Martinez
            • C. Correa: Ball, Correa grounded out to second
            • B. McCann: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, McCann grounded out to third
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gattis walked
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • W. Harris Pitching:
            • A. Beltre: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beltre lined out to left
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Martinez Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Springer grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to third
            • J. Altuve: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Altuve grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Lucroy singled to right center
            • R. Odor: Odor singled to left center, Lucroy to second
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Profar reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Lucroy to third, Odor to second
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Choo walked, Lucroy scored, Odor to third, Profar to second
            • Will Harris relieved Brad Peacock
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Martinez Pitching:
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Aoki reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Aoki caught stealing, catcher to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • A. Beltre: Foul, Beltre grounded out to third
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara walked
            • J. Lucroy: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara caught stealing, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Martinez Pitching:
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Altuve popped out to first
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Correa homered to left center
            • B. McCann: McCann grounded out to second
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Gattis grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Martinez Pitching:
            • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Ball, Aoki doubled to deep left
            • G. Springer: Springer lined into double play second to shortstop, Aoki out at second
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara walked
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lucroy flied out to right
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gallo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mazara out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Martinez Pitching:
            • B. McCann: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann flied out to right
            • E. Gattis: Ball, Gattis grounded out to second
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel singled to center
            • A. Bregman: Foul, Bregman lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Martinez Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Springer homered to center
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Altuve flied out to right
            • C. Correa: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Correa grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)