Chad Qualls gave up a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, resulting in a loss as the Astros fell 2-1 to the Rangers on Monday.
Qualls allowed a leadoff double to Adrian Beltre, then followed that up by allowing a single to Kyle Blanks to push Beltre to third base. Qualls struck out Rougned Odor, revealing light at the end of the tunnel, but Robinson Chirinos hit a sacrifice fly to center field to bring in the go-ahead run. Qualls, typically setting up for closer Luke Gregerson, has mostly been solid, sporting a 3.48 ERA with a 14/2 K/BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings.
X-rays on Leonys Martin's left wrist came back negative.
Martin injured the wrist while trying to make a catch on Monday, but he's managed to come away with just a bruise. Consider the outfielder day-to-day.
Monday's game between the Diamondbacks and Rockies has been postponed due to rain.
No makeup date has been announced. Scheduled starters Josh Collmenter and Tyler Matzek will presumably be pushed back a day.
Jose Altuve walked, doubled, stole a base, and scored a run, but the Astros were defeated by the Rangers on Monday.
In the first inning, Altuve walked, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, stole third, and scored on an Evan Gattis sacrifice fly. He doubled and was stranded in the third inning. Altuve is 10-for-12 in stolen base attempts on the season while batting .360/.410/.514 with 16 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's showing his 2014 breakout was no fluke.
Dallas Keuchel got a tough-luck no-decision after yielding only one run in eight innings in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Keuchel did his best to extend the Astros' winning streak to 11 games, but he faltered late to take himself out of the running for a win. The lefty gave up only five hits and two walks while striking out eight, giving up his only run in the eighth inning on an RBI single to Jake Smolinski. Keuchel has a fantastic 0.80 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and a 30/13 K/BB ratio in 45 innings. He'll look to improve to 4-0 in his next start on the road against the Angels.
Ross Detwiler was terrific in a no-decision on Monday against the Astros, giving up just one run in seven innings of work.
Detwiler matched opposing starter Dallas Keuchel pitch-for-pitch through seven innings. He limited the Astros to just four hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. It's easily his best outing of the season, as he had otherwise been a disaster in the starting rotation. He has a 6.57 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, and a 17/11 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. Detwiler will take on the Rays on the road next.
Robinson Chirinos hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to help the Rangers beat the Astros on Monday.
The Rangers had tied the game at 1-1 in the eighth inning and Chirinos added to the late comeback with a sacrifice fly against Chad Qualls. He brought in Adrian Beltre, who led off with a double. Chirinos finished 0-for-3 on the night. The catcher is batting a meager .154/.250/.327 with two home runs and eight RBI so far.
Jean Segura (head) is expected to return to the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday.
Segura was hit on the helmet by a Pedro Strop fastball on Sunday, but he'll wind up missing just one game. The young shortstop is sporting a .289/.324/.381 batting line with one homer and five stolen bases this season.