Astros boot Rangers on Correa’s 4-hit night

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Most of the damage was done against Rangers starter Nick Martinez (0-1), who allowed seven runs (six earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Morton (3-2) held the Rangers to one run and five hits and struck out eight batters in six innings.

The Rangers tried to shake up their lineup, but it didn’t help as they had just five hits and 13 strikeouts. It’s the fourth straight game the Rangers have struck out at least 10 times. Joey Gallo moved into the cleanup spot and struck out three times. The Rangers replaced him at third base with Pete Kozma in the bottom of the seventh.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Correa gets Astros started: Correa’s third homer of the season — and first since April 23 at the Rays — got the offense going for the Astros to lead off the second inning. McCann homered two batters later, and the Astros were off and running. It was the second career four-hit game for Correa, who went 4-for-5 against the Yankees on April 16, 2016.

McCann's solo homer to right

Baserunning costs Rangers: The Rangers, trailing 4-1, had two runners thrown out on the bases in the fifth and sixth innings. Mike Napoli was thrown out at home plate by left fielder Norichika Aoki trying to score on Delino DeShields fly ball in the fifth. Rougned Odor led off the sixth with a single but was thrown out by McCann trying to steal second base.

Aoki's outfield assist turns two

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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