Reddick, Miley lead Astros to 4-2 win over Rangers

HOUSTON (AP) Josh Reddick has made a habit of making outstanding defensive plays.

His latest one saved the game for the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Reddick hit the tiebreaking RBI single and preserved Houston's lead with a leaping grab over the wall in right field, and Wade Miley struck out seven in six solid innings as the Astros beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 for their fifth victory in six games.

The Rangers led off the ninth with a walk by Shin-Soo Choo, followed by a single from Elvis Andrus. Roberto Osuna struck out Nomar Mazara and Reddick robbed Hunter Pence of a possible go-ahead home run with a leaping grab over wall.

''He's a strong guy and Reddick was tracking it; you just don't know if it's going to come down in time,'' Houston manager AJ Hinch said. ''And then he jumps up Spider-Man style and comes back with it. It's a range of emotion, pretty much from (Uh, oh) to incredible catch.''

Reddick said he was playing deep.

''Fortunately, it wasn't hit high enough, and I was able to jump up just high enough over the wall to get there,'' Reddick said.

Pence was wowed by the catch.

''It's the big leagues and he's one of the best outfielders I've ever seen,'' Pence said. ''He's done that a lot. He's robbed me of some really good swings. That's what happens when you're competing at the highest level.''

Osuna struck out Joey Gallo to earn his ninth save.

Reddick's single with two outs in the sixth scored Yuli Gurriel and gave the Astros a 3-2 lead.

Michael Brantley pushed the lead to 4-2 with a bases-loaded walk off Jose LeClerc in the eighth. Jeanmar Gomez got George Springer to ground out to end the inning.

Alex Bregman tied it at 2-all in the fifth with a sacrifice fly that scored Jake Marisnick.

Springer gave the Astros a 1-0 lead with a solo home run to left in the third.

Pence gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead on a two-run homer to right in the fourth. Pence has homered in three straight games.

''I think it was just more frustrating because of how the whole game went,'' Texas manager Chris Woodward said. ''Really unlucky. I'd hate to call a team lucky, but I'd like to say they were lucky today. They got a lot of weak hits, we didn't get much going offensively. Seemed like all the calls were going their way and for Reddick to catch that last ball just kind of topped it off.''

Miley (3-2) allowed two runs on two hits.

''I got to crowd them in,'' Miley said. ''Have to stand them up a little bit to keep them from just diving out on the cutter. I threw a lot of cutters and was able to do that for the most part.''

The left-hander recorded his 1,000th career strikeout with a second inning strikeout of Gallo. Miley has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his eight starts this season.

Mike Minor (3-3) gave up three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts in five innings. Minor has allowed three runs or fewer in six of his eight starts this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: Texas placed RHP Shawn Kelley on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Monday with an infection and recalled RHP Wei-Chieh Huang from Triple-A Nashville. The Rangers activated 1B Ronald Guzman (hamstring) from the injured list. The Rangers had optioned OF Delino DeShields to Nashville following Wednesday's game.

RAINING INSIDE THE DOME

In the eighth inning, it started raining inside Minute Maid Park, and some fans could be seen taking cover. The facade in center field was wet and rain could be seen around the upper deck down the right field line, in center field and above the Crawford Boxes in left field. The flags in deep center were whipping around and were drenched.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Lance Lynn (4-2, 5.75 ERA) starts Friday looking for his third straight win after allowing five runs in six innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Astros: RHP Justin Verlander (5-1, 2.86) starts his ninth game of the season Friday after yielding four runs in 6 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Angels.

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  • W: W. Miley (3-2)L: M. Minor (3-3)S: R. Osuna (9)
  • HR: TEX - H. Pence (6), HOU - G. Springer (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Choo LF20000200.313.405.523.9292.0
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H. Pence DH31121102.343.416.6871.1028.0
J. Gallo CF40000033.264.414.6551.069-1.5
R. Odor 2B30000011.136.216.261.478-0.5
A. Cabrera 3B30100010.225.310.471.7810.5
R. Guzman 1B20000111.214.290.571.8620.5
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  • a-lined out for Mathis in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF-CF51311003.301.386.6231.0098.0
J. Altuve 2B30100100.238.325.469.7942.0
A. Bregman 3B20010112.274.394.556.9501.5
C. Correa SS31000114.290.352.573.9241.5
Y. Gurriel 1B41200000.267.312.420.7323.0
T. White DH40100032.258.356.323.679-0.5
R. Chirinos C20000202.265.388.506.8942.0
J. Reddick LF-RF40110024.336.384.448.8321.0
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R. Pressly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Marisnick in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - H. Pence (6)
  • RBI - H. Pence 2 (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence 2 (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Gallo 2 (2), R. Odor
BATTING
  • HR - G. Springer (13)
  • SF - A. Bregman (4)
  • RBI - G. Springer (33), A. Bregman (26), J. Reddick (9), M. Brantley (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Reddick (2), M. Brantley (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer 3 (3), C. Correa 4 (4), J. Reddick, J. Marisnick
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - R. Guzman
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Cabrera-Guzman; Andrus-Odor-Guzman)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Altuve (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Minor (L, 3-3)5.07333512.681.04-0.5
A. Jurado2.01000200.000.506.0
J. Leclerc0.21113206.911.95-4.0
J. Gomez0.10000008.491.890.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Minor (L, 3-3)5.0
A. Jurado2.0
J. Leclerc0.2
J. Gomez0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Miley (W, 3-2)6.02222713.181.1025.5
W. Harris (H, 4)1.00001101.421.032.5
R. Pressly (H, 7)1.00000000.000.503.0
R. Osuna (S, 9)1.01001200.550.319.0
PITCHERSIP
W. Miley (W, 3-2)6.0
W. Harris (H, 4)1.0
R. Pressly (H, 7)1.0
R. Osuna (S, 9)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Minor 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 102-65, A. Jurado 30-19, J. Leclerc 31-15, J. Gomez 1-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 4-5, A. Jurado 2-1, J. Gomez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Minor 24, A. Jurado 6, J. Leclerc 6, J. Gomez
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 92-54, W. Harris 20-13, R. Pressly 15-10, R. Osuna 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 7-2, W. Harris 2-0, R. Pressly 1-2
  • Batters Faced - W. Miley 20, W. Harris 4, R. Pressly 3, R. Osuna 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Andrus SS41100001.336.388.521.9102.0
N. Mazara RF40000023.224.281.424.705-1.0
H. Pence DH31121102.343.416.6871.1028.0
J. Gallo CF40000033.264.414.6551.069-1.5
R. Odor 2B30000011.136.216.261.478-0.5
A. Cabrera 3B30100010.225.310.471.7810.5
R. Guzman 1B20000111.214.290.571.8620.5
J. Mathis C20000021.148.200.213.413-1.0
a- D. Santana PH10000000.307.354.533.8870.0
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  • a-lined out for Mathis in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF-CF51311003.301.386.6231.0098.0
J. Altuve 2B30100100.238.325.469.7942.0
A. Bregman 3B20010112.274.394.556.9501.5
C. Correa SS31000114.290.352.573.9241.5
Y. Gurriel 1B41200000.267.312.420.7323.0
T. White DH40100032.258.356.323.679-0.5
R. Chirinos C20000202.265.388.506.8942.0
J. Reddick LF-RF40110024.336.384.448.8321.0
J. Marisnick CF31100021.268.317.446.7631.0
a- M. Brantley PH-LF00010100.340.390.603.9922.0
W. Miley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Harris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Pressly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Osuna P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Marisnick in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - H. Pence (6)
  • RBI - H. Pence 2 (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence 2 (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Gallo 2 (2), R. Odor
BATTING
  • HR - G. Springer (13)
  • SF - A. Bregman (4)
  • RBI - G. Springer (33), A. Bregman (26), J. Reddick (9), M. Brantley (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Reddick (2), M. Brantley (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer 3 (3), C. Correa 4 (4), J. Reddick, J. Marisnick
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - R. Guzman
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Cabrera-Guzman; Andrus-Odor-Guzman)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Altuve (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Minor (L, 3-3)5.07333512.681.04-0.5
A. Jurado2.01000200.000.506.0
J. Leclerc0.21113206.911.95-4.0
J. Gomez0.10000008.491.890.0
Total8.0944691---
PITCHERSIP
M. Minor (L, 3-3)5.0
A. Jurado2.0
J. Leclerc0.2
J. Gomez0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Miley (W, 3-2)6.02222713.181.1025.5
W. Harris (H, 4)1.00001101.421.032.5
R. Pressly (H, 7)1.00000000.000.503.0
R. Osuna (S, 9)1.01001200.550.319.0
Total9.03224101---
PITCHERSIP
W. Miley (W, 3-2)6.0
W. Harris (H, 4)1.0
R. Pressly (H, 7)1.0
R. Osuna (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Minor 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Minor 102-65, A. Jurado 30-19, J. Leclerc 31-15, J. Gomez 1-1
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Minor 4-5, A. Jurado 2-1, J. Gomez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Minor 24, A. Jurado 6, J. Leclerc 6, J. Gomez
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 92-54, W. Harris 20-13, R. Pressly 15-10, R. Osuna 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 7-2, W. Harris 2-0, R. Pressly 1-2
  • Batters Faced - W. Miley 20, W. Harris 4, R. Pressly 3, R. Osuna 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Brantley walked, Correa scored, Gurriel to third, Chirinos to second24
  • 6TH INNING
    Reddick singled to right center, Gurriel scored23
  • 5TH INNING
    Bregman hit sacrifice fly to center, Marisnick scored, Springer to third22
  • 4TH INNING
    Pence homered to right, Andrus scored21
  • 3RD INNING
    Springer homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Pressly
    • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
    • E. Andrus: Foul, Andrus singled to right center, Choo to third
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
    • H. Pence: Pence lined out to right
    • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ryan Pressly relieved Will Harris
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera grounded out to second
    • R. Guzman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Guzman lined out to shortstop
    • Danny Santana hit for Jeff Mathis
    • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Santana lined out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Isiah Kiner-Falefa catching
    • Jose Leclerc relieved Ariel Jurado
    • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Correa walked
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Ball, Gurriel singled to center, Correa to second
    • T. White: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
    • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos walked, Correa to third, Gurriel to second
    • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
    • Michael Brantley hit for Jake Marisnick
    • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked, Correa scored, Gurriel to third, Chirinos to second
    • Jeanmar Gomez relieved Jose Leclerc
    • G. Springer: Springer reached on fielder's choice to third, Chirinos out at third
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Will Harris relieved Wade Miley
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mazara grounded out to third
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pence walked
    • J. Gallo: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
    • R. Odor: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Odor grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Jurado Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Springer lined out to shortstop
    • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Altuve grounded out to second
    • A. Bregman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bregman struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • J. Mathis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Mathis struck out looking
    • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Choo grounded out to second
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Foul, Gurriel singled to left center
    • T. White: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, White singled to center, Gurriel to second
    • Ariel Jurado relieved Mike Minor
    • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Chirinos grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gurriel to third, White out at second
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reddick singled to right center, Gurriel scored
    • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
    • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Guzman walked
    • J. Mathis: Guzman picked off at first, pitcher to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Reddick grounded out to first
    • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Marisnick singled to left
    • G. Springer: Ball, Marisnick to second on wild pitch, Ball, Springer singled to left, Marisnick to third
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Altuve walked, Springer to second
    • A. Bregman: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bregman hit sacrifice fly to center, Marisnick scored, Springer to third
    • C. Correa: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo walked
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Andrus reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Andrus to second, Choo out at second on 2nd baseman Altuve throwing error
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara grounded out to second, Andrus to third
    • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pence homered to right, Andrus scored
    • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel popped out to first
    • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
    • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos flied out to deep center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera singled to left
    • R. Guzman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
    • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
    • S. Choo: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera out at second, Cabrera caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop to first to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • J. Marisnick: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Marisnick struck out looking
    • G. Springer: Ball, Springer homered to left
    • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Altuve flied out to left
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
    • C. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Correa fouled out to third
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pence grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
    • R. Odor: Odor flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
    • T. White: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
    • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
    • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chirinos to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Miley Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Andrus lined out to right
    • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Minor Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Springer reached on an infield single to third
    • J. Altuve: Altuve singled to deep left, Springer to second
    • A. Bregman: Foul, Foul, Foul, Bregman grounded into double play first to third, Springer out at third, Altuve to second
    • C. Correa: Correa grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)