Fisher hits first homer as Astros down Rangers 13-2

HOUSTON (AP) Derek Fisher didn't have to wait too long to collect his first major league hit.

The wait for No. 2 was even shorter.

Fisher homered and had an RBI single for his first major league hits in a nine-run sixth inning to help the Houston Astros to a 13-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

''Something you can dream of,'' he said. ''I can't say that I would expect to have something like that my first night. But definitely happy that it happened.''

The Astros led by three with no outs in the sixth when Fisher, who made his debut on Wednesday, connected off Jeremy Jeffress for a solo home run to the seats in left field. Two pitches later, Jake Marisnick hit a pitch into nearly the same spot to extend the lead to 6-1.

Houston had pushed the lead to 10-1 when Fisher came up again with two outs in the inning. This time he laced a single to right field to send another run home.

''It's a tall task to ask the team to get a guy up twice (in one inning) in his debut,'' manager A.J. Hinch said.

Fisher is the first player to get the first two hits of his career in the same inning since Adam Laroche did it for the Braves on April 7, 2004.

But the Astros weren't done scoring in that inning yet. Dillon Gee plunked Marisnick before George Springer added a two-run double to make it 13-1. The Rangers finally escaped the sixth when the 13th batter of the inning, pinch-hitter Alex Bregman, grounded out.

Houston's top prospect Francis Martes (1-0) allowed three hits and one run while fanning seven in five innings in his first major league start.

Rangers starter Andrew Cashner (3-6) yielded 10 hits and four runs in 4-plus innings for the loss.

Joey Gallo hit his 18th home run on a 466-foot shot to straightaway center field in the seventh for the Rangers, whose five-game winning streak was snapped.

''It was a 5-1 road trip that didn't quite end the way we wanted it to, but I think we still got some good momentum going home,'' manager Jeff Banister said.

Marwin Gonzalez drove in three runs and Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran added two RBIs apiece for the Astros.

Houston took a 1-0 lead on a groundout by Carlos Correa in the first. McCann doubled to start the second and the Astros extended their lead to 2-0 when he scored on a single by Gonzalez.

Martes sailed through the first four innings, retiring 12 of the first 14 batters he faced. He ran into trouble in the fifth when Jonathan Lucroy started the inning with a single. Martes then walked Gallo before plunking Jurickson Profar.

Martes struck out Jared Hoying before Lucroy scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 2-1. Delino DeShields drew a walk to load the bases again, but Martes retired the next two batters to escape the jam.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: LHP Cole Hamels, who has been out since May 3 with a strained right oblique, could begin a rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Frisco as soon as Friday. ... OF Carlos Gomez (right hamstring strain) went 0 for 3 in a rehabilitation start at Frisco on Wednesday night. He is likely to come off the DL on Friday.

Astros: Fisher was called up when OF Josh Reddick was placed on the 7-day concussion list on Wednesday, retroactive to Tuesday. Reddick was injured when he crashed into the wall trying to make a catch on Monday night.

THEY SAID IT

Banister on Gallo's home run: ''That one was real far. I'm not sure I've seen one go that far in this ballpark (but) they don't give you extra points for long ones.''

UP NEXT

Rangers: Texas is off on Thursday before Tyson Ross will make his debut for the Rangers on Friday when the team opens a three-game series against the Mariners. Ross has been out all season after having thoracic outlet surgery in October.

Astros: Houston also has a day off on Thursday before opening a three-game series against Boston on Friday with Mike Fiers (4-2, 4.29 ERA) on the mound. Fiers allowed two hits and no earned runs in a season-high 7 1/3 innings in a 3-1 win over the Angels on Saturday.

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  • W: F. Martes (1-0)L: A. Cashner (3-6)
  • HR: TEX - J. Gallo (18), HOU - J. Marisnick (7), D. Fisher (1)
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R. Odor 2B30000021.216.255.394.649-1.0
P. Kozma 2B10000010.138.242.241.484-0.5
J. Lucroy C41200010.270.310.395.7043.5
J. Gallo 3B31111111.201.301.522.8236.5
J. Profar SS30200010.137.279.137.4162.5
J. Hoying CF40000046.210.254.290.544-2.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer RF51220024.277.348.538.8865.0
    N. Aoki RF10100000.279.325.343.6681.0
    J. Altuve 2B33300000.320.389.510.8999.0
    a- A. Bregman 3B10000001.248.322.399.7220.0
    C. Correa SS42210110.301.375.517.8915.5
    C. Beltran DH41120112.234.285.405.6904.5
    B. McCann C52220012.269.359.481.8406.5
    M. Gonzalez 2B50330001.313.406.5941.0006.0
    Y. Gurriel 1B50200004.274.305.429.7352.0
    D. Fisher LF32221202.667.8001.6672.46711.0
    J. Marisnick CF42111026.261.343.523.8667.0
    • a-grounded out for Altuve in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Lucroy (11)
    • HR - J. Gallo (18)
    • RBI - J. Gallo (38)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Springer (11), J. Altuve 2 (17), B. McCann (6)
    • HR - D. Fisher, J. Marisnick (7)
    • RBI - G. Springer 2 (43), C. Correa (42), C. Beltran 2 (26), B. McCann 2 (33), M. Gonzalez 3 (37), D. Fisher 2 (2), J. Marisnick (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer 2 (25), D. Fisher
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields (4)
    • DP - J. Profar, J. Gallo, D. Gee
    FIELDING
    • DP - Y. Gurriel, A. Bregman, M. Gonzalez
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner (L, 3-6)4.010441403.501.47-6.0
    J. Jeffress1.03440026.231.85-4.0
    T. Barnette0.02332007.231.69-7.0
    D. Gee3.04221304.151.773.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner (L, 3-6)4.0
    J. Jeffress1.0
    T. Barnette0.0
    D. Gee3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Martes (W, 1-0)5.03112705.191.2719.5
    J. Hoyt (H, 7)2.01110414.841.216.0
    T. Sipp1.01000104.661.242.5
    K. Giles1.02000203.761.102.0
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Martes (W, 1-0)5.0
    J. Hoyt (H, 7)2.0
    T. Sipp1.0
    K. Giles1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Cashner 2 (7)
    • HBP - J. Jeffress (2), D. Gee (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 95-61, J. Jeffress 15-10, T. Barnette 25-13, D. Gee 55-38
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 4-3, J. Jeffress 1-2, D. Gee 4-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 22, J. Jeffress 7, T. Barnette 4, D. Gee 13
    PITCHING
    • WP - F. Martes (2)
    • HBP - F. Martes (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Martes 88-55, J. Hoyt 29-19, T. Sipp 8-7, K. Giles 12-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Martes 3-5, J. Hoyt 2-0, T. Sipp 1-0
    • Batters Faced - F. Martes 21, J. Hoyt 7, T. Sipp 3, K. Giles 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    S. Choo DH40200003.257.380.421.8002.0
    N. Mazara RF40000025.279.348.454.802-1.0
    A. Beltre 3B30000011.295.360.455.815-0.5
    R. Rua 1B10000001.202.275.343.6190.0
    R. Odor 2B30000021.216.255.394.649-1.0
    P. Kozma 2B10000010.138.242.241.484-0.5
    J. Lucroy C41200010.270.310.395.7043.5
    J. Gallo 3B31111111.201.301.522.8236.5
    J. Profar SS30200010.137.279.137.4162.5
    J. Hoying CF40000046.210.254.290.544-2.0
    Total33271121419-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Springer RF51220024.277.348.538.8865.0
      N. Aoki RF10100000.279.325.343.6681.0
      J. Altuve 2B33300000.320.389.510.8999.0
      a- A. Bregman 3B10000001.248.322.399.7220.0
      C. Correa SS42210110.301.375.517.8915.5
      C. Beltran DH41120112.234.285.405.6904.5
      B. McCann C52220012.269.359.481.8406.5
      M. Gonzalez 2B50330001.313.406.5941.0006.0
      Y. Gurriel 1B50200004.274.305.429.7352.0
      D. Fisher LF32221202.667.8001.6672.46711.0
      J. Marisnick CF42111026.261.343.523.8667.0
      Total4013191324722-----
      • a-grounded out for Altuve in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lucroy (11)
      • HR - J. Gallo (18)
      • RBI - J. Gallo (38)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Springer (11), J. Altuve 2 (17), B. McCann (6)
      • HR - D. Fisher, J. Marisnick (7)
      • RBI - G. Springer 2 (43), C. Correa (42), C. Beltran 2 (26), B. McCann 2 (33), M. Gonzalez 3 (37), D. Fisher 2 (2), J. Marisnick (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer 2 (25), D. Fisher
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. DeShields (4)
      • DP - J. Profar, J. Gallo, D. Gee
      FIELDING
      • DP - Y. Gurriel, A. Bregman, M. Gonzalez
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (L, 3-6)4.010441403.501.47-6.0
      J. Jeffress1.03440026.231.85-4.0
      T. Barnette0.02332007.231.69-7.0
      D. Gee3.04221304.151.773.5
      Total8.0191313472---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (L, 3-6)4.0
      J. Jeffress1.0
      T. Barnette0.0
      D. Gee3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Martes (W, 1-0)5.03112705.191.2719.5
      J. Hoyt (H, 7)2.01110414.841.216.0
      T. Sipp1.01000104.661.242.5
      K. Giles1.02000203.761.102.0
      Total9.07222141---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Martes (W, 1-0)5.0
      J. Hoyt (H, 7)2.0
      T. Sipp1.0
      K. Giles1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Cashner 2 (7)
      • HBP - J. Jeffress (2), D. Gee (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 95-61, J. Jeffress 15-10, T. Barnette 25-13, D. Gee 55-38
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 4-3, J. Jeffress 1-2, D. Gee 4-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 22, J. Jeffress 7, T. Barnette 4, D. Gee 13
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Martes (2)
      • HBP - F. Martes (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Martes 88-55, J. Hoyt 29-19, T. Sipp 8-7, K. Giles 12-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Martes 3-5, J. Hoyt 2-0, T. Sipp 1-0
      • Batters Faced - F. Martes 21, J. Hoyt 7, T. Sipp 3, K. Giles 5
      • 7TH INNING
        Gallo homered to center213
      • 6TH INNING
        Springer doubled to deep right center, Fisher and Marisnick scored113
        Fisher singled to right center, McCann scored111
        Gonzalez singled to shallow center, Correa and Beltran scored, McCann to second110
        McCann singled to right, Altuve scored, Correa to third, Beltran to second18
        Beltran walked, Springer scored, Altuve to third, Correa to second17
        Marisnick homered to left16
        Fisher homered to left15
      • 5TH INNING
        McCann grounded out to second, Correa scored, Beltran to second14
        Beltran singled to left center, Altuve scored, Correa to third13
        Lucroy scored, Gallo to third, Profar to second on wild pitch12
      • 2ND INNING
        Gonzalez singled to center, McCann scored02
      • 1ST INNING
        Correa grounded out to shortstop, Altuve scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ken Giles relieved Tony Sipp
        • P. Kozma: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kozma struck out looking
        • J. Lucroy: Lucroy singled to right center
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Gallo flied out to deep center
        • J. Profar: Profar reached on an infield single to second, Lucroy to second
        • J. Hoying: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hoying struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tony Sipp relieved James Hoyt
        • Norichika Aoki in right
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo singled to center
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • R. Rua: Foul, Rua grounded into double play third to second to first, Choo out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Gee Pitching:
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez singled to left center
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel grounded out to third, Gonzalez to second
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fisher walked
        • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Marisnick struck out looking
        • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Aoki singled to left, Gonzalez out at home, Fisher to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Alex Bregman at third
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo homered to center
        • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
        • J. Hoying: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoying struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: DeShields grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Rua at first
        • Pete Kozma at second
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltran struck out swinging
        • B. McCann: Ball, McCann grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • James Hoyt relieved Francis Martes
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Odor grounded out to second
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Jeffress Pitching:
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Fisher homered to left
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Marisnick homered to left
        • G. Springer: Ball, Springer singled to right
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Altuve hit by pitch, Springer to second
        • Tony Barnette relieved Jeremy Jeffress
        • C. Correa: Ball, Pickoff attempt to third, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Correa walked, Springer to third, Altuve to second
        • C. Beltran: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beltran walked, Springer scored, Altuve to third, Correa to second
        • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, McCann singled to right, Altuve scored, Correa to third, Beltran to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez singled to shallow center, Correa and Beltran scored, McCann to second
        • Dillon Gee relieved Tony Barnette
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to third, McCann to third, Gonzalez out at second
        • D. Fisher: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Fisher singled to right center, McCann scored
        • J. Marisnick: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Marisnick hit by pitch, Fisher to second
        • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Springer doubled to deep right center, Fisher and Marisnick scored
        • Alex Bregman hit for Jose Altuve
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (9 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • F. Martes Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy doubled to left center
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo walked
        • J. Profar: Ball, Profar hit by pitch, Lucroy to third, Gallo to second
        • J. Hoying: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoying struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lucroy scored, Gallo to third, Profar to second on wild pitch, Ball, DeShields walked
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Choo fouled out to second
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Altuve: Altuve doubled to left center
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Correa singled to right, Altuve to third
        • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beltran singled to left center, Altuve scored, Correa to third
        • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Andrew Cashner
        • B. McCann: Ball, McCann grounded out to second, Correa scored, Beltran to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep center, Beltran to third
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Gurriel fouled out to third
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • F. Martes Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Choo reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Mazara flied out to right
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Beltre flied out to center
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Gurriel to second on wild pitch, Ball, Fisher walked
        • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Springer struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • F. Martes Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Profar singled to left center
        • J. Hoying: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoying struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, DeShields reached on fielder's choice to second, Profar out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Altuve: Foul, Strike looking, Altuve reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • C. Correa: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Correa singled to deep right, Altuve to third
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Beltran lined into double play third, Correa out at first
        • B. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • F. Martes Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Beltre popped out to second
        • R. Odor: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCann doubled to deep left
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to center, McCann scored
        • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel singled to left, Gonzalez to second
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Fisher flied out to deep left
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marisnick reached on fielder's choice to third, Gonzalez out at third, Gurriel to second
        • G. Springer: Springer reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Marisnick out at second
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • F. Martes Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, DeShields struck out on foul tip
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo lined out to first
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Mazara grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Strike looking, Altuve doubled to right
        • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Altuve to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Correa grounded out to shortstop, Altuve scored
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Foul, Ball, Beltran lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)