Charlie Morton fans 14 in Astros' win over Rangers

Behind Guzmán’s catch and Hamels’ moxie Rangers one-hit Astros win 1-0

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa bashed his sixth home run in the eighth inning off Rangers right-hander Tony Barnette, a two-run, 439-foot shot to straightaway center field. The Astros held a 3-1 lead at that point, when Correa proceeded to connect for a two-run home run which provided a bit of breathing room for the home team. He posted 10 strikeouts against the Yankees on April 30.

Morton was on fire Saturday setting down over 50% of the batters he faced by way of the K. The only blemish was a solo homer hit in the third inning by Ronald Guzman. Morton surrendered a double to the ensuing batter, Delino DeShields, but recovered to punch out Shin-Soo Choo to end the threat.

Springer was diagnosed with a bruised left elbow after being hit by a pitch in Friday's series opener and will be on the bench Sunday for a second straight game.


McCann's homer to the bullpen in right-center came with two outs in the fourth to put Houston up 2-1. Houston played without outfielder George Springer for the first time this season. Correa was plunked just above his left hip to start the fourth inning, but was OK and remained in the game. Moore will be pitching on extended rest after allowing nine hits and five runs in 5 2/3 innings but not factoring into the decision in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Monday.

LOVES TO FACE: Josh Reddick is 1 for 7 lifetime against Moore. In his last five starts, Keuchel has given up five walks in 36 innings.

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