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Houston Astros (46-34)


Sun. 6/28 Mon. 6/29 Tue. 6/30 Wed. 7/1 Fri. 7/3
vs. NYY
W 3-1
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vs. KC
W 6-1
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KC 0 - 4 Hou
Final
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vs. KC
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT
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(AP) -- A home series sweep of the AL leading Kansas City Royals might provide another reason to believe the Houston Astros can remain a serious playoff contender as they approach the halfway point of the season.

They can do so by preventing Edinson Volquez from winning a fifth consecutive start Wednesday night.

Having witnessed Kansas City's surprise run to the World Series last season, Houston (46-34) might have the makings of a club on a similar path following four straight 90-loss seasons. After outscoring the Royals (44-30) 10-1 in the first two of this set, the Astros continue to move closer to the reigning AL champions.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.292
HR: L. Valbuena19
RBI: E. Gattis47
SB: J. Altuve21
W: D. Keuchel9
ERA: D. Keuchel2.17
Saves: L. Gregerson18
K: D. Keuchel95
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Houston 4634.575-
LA Angels 4137.5264
Texas 4038.5135
Seattle 3542.4559.5
Oakland 3545.43811
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (28)
Runs: 352 (4)
Hits: 635 (22)
Home Runs: 112 (1)
Stolen Bases: 61 (3)
OBP: .308 (21)
SLG: .426 (6)
Total Bases: 1126 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.55 (9)
Runs Allowed: 298 (8)
Saves: 24 (10)
Strikeouts: 611 (8)
OpBA: .235 (2)
OBP: .296 (1)
SLG: .374 (7)
Run Support: 4.46 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/28 M. Feliz Called Up from Minors
6/27 B. Oberholtzer Sent to Minors
6/26 C. Qualls Placed on 15-Day DL (Pinched nerve)
6/26 J. Singleton Called Up from Minors
6/19 J. Marisnick Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/25 C. Qualls Pinched nerve (on 15-day DL)
6/19 J. Marisnick Strained left hamstring (on 15-day DL)
5/27 S. Feldman Right knee surgery - out 6-8 weeks (on 15-day DL)
5/14 S. Deduno Lower back strain (on 15-day DL)
5/14 B. Oberholtzer off 15-day DL
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