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Astros set to host Angels for weekend series

HOUSTON -- The standard of expectation is so high for the Houston Astros, reigning World Series champions and possessors of the second-best record in baseball, that any unusually poor performance subsequently demands a lengthy explanation from all the involved parties.

On Wednesday, the Astros (95-67) closed their season series against the Seattle Mariners with a thud, suffering a 9-0 loss that matched their largest defeat by margin on the season. Houston suffered a pair of nine-run setbacks in the span of six days in late July and are a robust 35-8 in blowouts (games decided by five or more runs) this season. Yet, with a postseason berth nearly clinched and the hard-charging Oakland Athletics in dogged pursuit for the American League West title and the No. 2 seed in the playoff picture, the timing of the performance troubled.

"September baseball," said Astros manager A.J. Hinch, whose club is 13-4 this month. "I know that's kind of a thing this year where everybody is using a lot of pitchers. It's a lot easier to do it in September. It's a challenge. It's no different than when you run into a spot starter, you run into a game where they can utilize their whole bullpen depending on their schedule."

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.315
HR: A. Bregman30
RBI: A. Bregman100
SB: J. Altuve17
W: J. Verlander16
ERA: J. Verlander2.67
Saves: H. Rondón14
K: J. Verlander269
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (7)
Runs: 749 (5)
Hits: 1306 (11)
Home Runs: 191 (10)
Stolen Bases: 68 (20)
OBP: .330 (6)
SLG: .427 (7)
Total Bases: 2184 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.15 (1)
Runs Allowed: 507 (1)
Saves: 41 (11)
Strikeouts: 1586 (1)
OpBA: .218 (1)
OBP: .283 (1)
SLG: .359 (1)
Run Support: 4.93 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/16 K. Tucker Called Up from Minors
9/15 J. Gustave Transferred to 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
9/15 M. Straw Purchased From Minors
9/8 C. Morton Removed From 10-Day DL (Right shoulder discomfort)
9/4 J. Davis Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/11 B. Peacock Hand-foot-mouth disease (day-to-day)
8/29 C. Morton off 10-day DL
8/15 F. Martes Right elbow surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
8/11 J. Marisnick off 10-day DL
8/6 G. Springer off 10-day DL
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