Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he plans to "ease the burden of the 8th inning" off Ken Giles.
Ken Giles took a loss after giving up a two-run homer in a tie game Wednesday against the Royals.
Ken Giles gave up a single and a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning Thursday against the Yankees.
Ken Giles allowed a solo home run to Didi Gregorius in the eighth inning Tuesday.
Ken Giles will open the season in a setup role.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that he doesn't plan to announce the club's closer until Sunday.
MLB.com's Brian McTaggart expects Ken Giles to open the season as the Astros' closer.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Monday that he's not ready to name a closer.
Ken Giles allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings Friday against the Braves.
Ken Giles finally had a perfect inning Wednesday in the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Astros.
Ken Giles gave up two runs and three hits in his inning of work Sunday against the Phillies.
Ken Giles turned in his first scoreless inning of the spring Monday against the Nationals.
Ken Giles gave up a homer to Detroit's Steven Moya in his inning Friday.
Ken Giles had another tough outing Tuesday, allowing a run in an inning and taking a loss to the Nationals.