Astros com­ing home for se­ries vs. Mets

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS -

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.

Sun- Times wires

The Brew­ers’ Keon Brox­ton makes a leap­ing catch to end the game.

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