Maldonado homers, Greinke goes 7 as Astros rout Rangers 10-4

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to Texas Rangers' Nate Lowe in the top of the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Houston. (Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado homered and drove in three runs to back seven solid innings from Zack Greinke, and the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 10-4 for their fourth straight victory. Kyle Tucker and Myles Straw each had two hits and two RBIs for the Astros. Maldonado, who finished with two hits as well, launched a two-run homer in the fifth to make it 10-2. He also drew a bases-loaded walk as part of a four-run third. Greinke gave up three runs and seven hits with five strikeouts. Wes Benjamin allowed three runs, three hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings for Texas. He was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to make the start.