HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings, Kyle Tucker homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 2-1. Tucker gave the Astros a 2-0 lead on a two-run homer to right in the second inning. Valdez allowed one run on four hits. After a single by Anderson Tejeda in the second, Valdez retired 14 of the next 15 batters before a double by Sherten Apostel with one out in the seventh ended the left-hander’s night.
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