AROUND THE HORN

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Rangers: 2B Rougned Odor home­red twice one day after hit­ting a game-end­ing shot and OF Car­los Gomez con­nected for a grand slam off RHP Felix Hernandez, send­ing the Rangers to a 14-1 win over the Mariners Wed­nes­day to com­plete a three­game sweep. Odor tied a ca­reer high with five RBIs and 3B Adrian Bel­tre and OF Ryan Rua also home­red for the Amer­i­can League West lead­ers, who moved a sea­son-high 26 games over .500. They matched the 1999 and 2012 Rangers teams as the fastest to reach 80 wins.

Astros: C Evan Gat­tis hit an RBI sin­gle to cap a three-run rally in the eighth in­ning that was keyed by a wild pitch on a strike­out, lead­ing the Astros to a 4-3 vic­tory over the A’s. 2B Jose Al­tuve had an RBI triple dur­ing the rally for the Astros, who be­gan the day two games be­hind the Ori­oles for the sec­ond AL wild-card slot.

Rockies: LHP Tyler An­der­son pitched into the sev­enth in­ning, 3B Nolan Are­nado kept up his tor­rid Au­gust with another RBI and the Rockies beat the Dodgers 7-0 in the opener of a dou­ble­header made nec­es­sary by a rain­out Tues­day. Are­nado had a run-scor­ing dou­ble in the first, giv­ing him 34 RBIs this month, the most for Au­gust in Rockies his­tory. An­dres Galar­raga set the pre­vi­ous team mark of 33 in 1996.

In­di­ans: OF Coco Crisp, who be­gan his ma­jor-league ca­reer in Cleve­land in 2002, was ac­quired along with cash in a trade that sent mi­nor-league pitcher Colt Hynes to the A’s.

Royals: RHP Chien- Ming Wang was placed on the 15-day dis­abled list with bi­ceps ten­dini­tis and INF Chris­tian Colon was op­tioned to Triple-A Omaha. Brought up from Omaha were LHP Scott Alexan­der and RHP Brooks Pounders.

Padres: C Chris­tian Bethancourt was put on the 15-day DL with a left in­ter­costal strain and C Hec­tor Sanchez was called up from Triple-A El Paso. Bethancourt, who is hit­ting .228 in 73 games, was hurt Tues­day on a swing in his last at-bat.

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