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McCullers helps Astros beat Marlins 3-0 to complete sweep

19 May, 2017, 18:24 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. cleans off his cleats during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Miami. "That's what I tried to focus on".

McCullers limited Miami to three hits in six innings and lowered his ERA to 2.65.

Unbeaten ace Dallas Keuchel became the first seven-game victor in the majors despite pitching only five innings, his shortest outing this season, and the Houston Astros beat the swooning Miami Marlins 12-2 on Tuesday night.

Altuve was hit on the left hand by a 92 miles per hour fastball from Straily but stayed in the game and contributed a two-run single in the seventh, then hit his sixth homer in the ninth.

And the victory nudged their run differential to +61, also best in the major leagues.

Jake Marisnick tripled his season RBI total to six with a pair of two-run homers against his former team, both caroming off the home run sculpture at Marlins Park. "It was an incredible display on how to win games".

BRAVES 9, BLUE JAYS 5: TORONTO - Dansby Swanson hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman also had a two-run shot and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays, sweeping their two-game series.

Houston's manager A.J. Hinch said the just ended road trip was very successful and will help them as they enter their home stand.

Unfortunately, followed up Monday's 2-0 performance with a loss last night in that Rays-Indians Under 9.5 bet, falling narrowly by a half-run. McCann went 2-for-5 and is hitting.276 for the season. "I've got to throw the ball to first".

"That was a mental mistake on my part", Gordon said. I can't let that happen.

Miami (14-24) lost for the 16th time in 20 games. The Marlins have lost 17 of their past 21 games and are in last place in the National League East. Mattingly said his players hang their heads after one bad play as if to say, "Here we go again". "I was able to swing the bat, so I feel good, especially because we won". "But I don't know if I've ever been through one quite like this". Miami optioned RHP Tom Koehler to New Orleans, placed RHP Junichi Tazawa on the disabled list and designated INF Mike Aviles for assignment. Schwarber's continued trouble in the leadoff spot and the shaky performance so far by the rotation had created some angst for a fan base expecting more of the same after Chicago's historic World Series championship a year ago, but no one seemed a bit anxious around the team.

NOTES: Miami claimed INF Christian Colon off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. Their 6-1 road trip complete, they are off Thursday before beginning a 10-game homestand on Friday that will see the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles visit Minute Maid Park.

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