Altuve, Urquidy lead Astros to 5-2 win over Rangers

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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff home run and José Urquidy tied a career high with 10 strikeouts to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers. Urquidy allowed six hits and one run in a season-high 6 2/3 innings as the Astros won for the third time in this four-game series. Urquidy improved to 4-0 in five career starts against the Rangers and has won three straight games overall.

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