Astros coming home for series vs. Mets
The Houston Astros are coming home and will open a three- game series against the New York Mets on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros had to relocate their three- game series Tuesday through Thursday against the Texas Rangers to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, because of catastrophic flooding in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The Astros will return home after their game Thursday against the Rangers.
The Astros’ series against the Mets was scheduled to begin Friday, but it instead will feature a doubleheader Saturday and a game Sunday. The Astros have a 10- game road trip after that.
Brewers 6, Cardinals 5
Domingo Santana and Jonathan Villar homered in the sixth inning, and center fielder Keon Broxton made a leaping catch over the wall on a drive by Randal Grichuk for the final out in the Milwaukee Brewers’ victory against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. Tommy Pham homered twice for the Cardinals.
Corey Knebel, who earned his 30th save, allowed a leadoff single to Yadier Molina to start the ninth, then struck out the next two batters before Broxton snagged Grichuk’s fly to end the game.
Indians 2- 9, Yankees 1- 4
Trevor Bauer ( 14- 8) allowed one run and four hits in six innings to win his seventh consecutive decision in the opener, and the Cleveland Indians hit three home runs in the nightcap on their way to completing a doubleheader sweep of the host New York Yankees. The result gave the Indians a sweep of the three- game series.
Nationals 4, Marlins 0
Stephen Strasburg ( 11- 4) pitched a six- hitter and struck out eight in the second complete game of his career and helped his own cause with a homer as the Washington Nationals blanked the visiting Miami Marlins to finish off a three- game sweep. Strasburg is 1- 1 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts since returning from the disabled list.
Mariners get right- hander Leake from Cards
The Seattle Mariners acquired right- hander Mike Leake from the Cardinals for minor- league infielder Rayder Ascanio in an effort to bolster their starting rotation for the AL wild- card race. Leake is 7- 12 with a 4.21 ERA this season, but he has struggled to a 1- 5 record and 6.90 ERA since the All- Star break.
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The Brewers’ Keon Broxton makes a leaping catch to end the game.