Brown dazzles in MLB debut, Astros edge skidding Rangers 1-0

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Hunter Brown throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)


HOUSTON (AP) — Hunter Brown dazzled in his major league debut, scattering three hits across six impressive innings as the Houston Astros beat Texas 1-0 to hand the Rangers their ninth straight defeat. The Astros scored against hard-luck loser Martín Pérez with the help of an error in the second.

But that one run was enough on a night when three relievers completed a three-hitter after Brown’s stellar start.

Brown, considered Houston’s top prospect, struck out five and walked one. The 24-year-old right-hander was called up after going 9-4 with a 2.55 ERA in 14 starts and nine relief appearances for Triple-A Sugar Land this season.