— Framber Valdez used so many pitches as he struggled to find the zone early on Saturday night that he was forced to leave the game after the sixth inning without giving up a hit.
— Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer in Houston’s big third inning to help the Astros hand the Texas Rangers their 10th straight loss with a 7-3 victory on Friday night.
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— One big swing from Cesar Hernandez kept the Cleveland Indians from a season sweep by the Houston Astros.
— On a night dedicated to Jose Altuve's accomplishments, the Houston Astros' star added to his already stellar resume with another huge game.
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— Yordan Alvarez snapped an 0-for-22 slump with a two-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
— Carlos Rodón allowed one hit through seven dominant innings, Yoán Moncada and Tim Anderson hit solo homers and the Chicago White Sox topped the Houston Astros 4-0 on Sunday.
— Lucas Giolito said he wanted to “come out with a vengeance” in his first start after the All-Star break.
— Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros have played their best against baseball's best teams this year.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who missed the All-Star Game after being placed on the IL due to health and safety protocols, was in the lineup Friday along with Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley.
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Altuve, who has been the brunt of Yankees jokes all series, had his jersey ripped off after his three-run homer in the ninth inning gave Houston the victory on Sunday.
— Thousands of fans left Minute Maid Park with replica No. 27 Jose Altuve jerseys from a giveaway on Sunday.
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Judge said Minute Maid Park gets "pretty chilly" when the roof is closed, so his jersey tug was merely a signal to his teammates to "button up a little bit."
— Two days ago, when a nasty illness had Gerrit Cole hooked up to an IV, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone hardly imagined he'd get an earful from his ace as he campaigned to get the final out Saturday night against the Houston Astros.