HOUSTON -- Rougned Odor put one leg up on a chair as he talked to a reporter, giving teammate Carlos Gomez the perfect pedestal to drape a replica WWE championship belt encrusted with dozens of plastic crystals across his knee.It was an appropriate gesture for the man who delivered the knockout blow to the Houston Astros in the 12th round on Monday night.Odor had three hits and three RBI, including a solo homer in the 12th inning that lifted the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory.I always like to play against the Astros, he said. I like to hit in this ballpark. I just like it. I feel really comfortable here.Odor launched his 31st homer over the short fence in right field off James Hoyt (1-1) to put Texas on top.Hes certainly hurt us a number of times over the last couple of years, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. Hes a good hitter. Hes a hitter that does damage. Certainly, against us, he comes up big at the worst times.Odor, who finished a triple shy of the cycle, has six home runs, six doubles and 19 RBI in 16 games against Houston this season.When he sees a mistake he puts a great swing on it, manager Jeff Banister said. I think he did that tonight in three different at-bats.The Rangers, who have the best record in the American League at 86-59, improved to 14-3 against AL West rival Houston this season.Keone Kela (5-1) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings for the win and Jake Diekman pitched a perfect 12th for his fourth save.Evan Gattis hit a solo homer off Sam Dyson with one out in the ninth to tie it at 3. The towering shot, which landed on the train tracks atop the left field wall, was the 26th homer for Gattis this season.Marwin Gonzalez singled after that, but the inning ended when Colby Rasmus struck out and Gonzalez was caught trying to steal second base.Sometimes the bounces dont go your way, Hinch said. Theres a lot of frustrating parts of this game, but none more so than the final score.Odor drove in one run with a ground-rule double in the Rangers two-run first inning. His RBI single in the third made it 3-1.Texas starter Martin Perez yielded three hits and two runs with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.Gonzalez had an RBI single for Houston in the second and Tony Kemps pinch-hit, ground-rule double got Houston within one in the seventh.Houston starter Doug Fister allowed six hits and three runs in five innings. Hes had a tough September, allowing 25 hits and 17 runs combined in three starts.Astros rookie Alex Bregman went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts to end a 10-game hitting streak and Carlos Correa was 0 for 3 with a pair of walks to snap his hitting streak of 13 games.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: LHP Dallas Keuchel, who hasnt pitched since Aug. 27 because of inflammation in his left shoulder, will be shut down until at least Wednesday. Keuchel said they will decide then what his next step will be. Keuchel has had a tough follow-up to a 2015 season where he won a career-high 20 games and was voted the AL Cy Young Winner. Houstons ace is 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA.ALL AL WESTMonday was the first of 19 straight games the Astros will play against teams in the AL West to end the season. They have seven games remaining against the Angels, six with the Mariners and three against the Athletics.WHAT A CATCHElvis Andrus robbed Houstons Max Stassi of a hit when he dived to grab a low liner for the first out of the 10th inning. Andrus sailed through the air to make the catch, hit the ground and rolled over before holding his glove up to display the ball.UP NEXTRangers: A.J. Griffin (7-4, 4.92) will start for Texas on Tuesday. Griffin looks to bounce back after giving up a career-high eight runs in four innings of an 8-3 loss to Seattle on Wednesday.Astros: Brad Peacock (0-0, 3.38) is scheduled to start his second game on Tuesday. He allowed five hits and one run in 3 2/3 innings of a 5-1 win against Cleveland in his first start this season on Tuesday.Maglia Juve Mario Mandzukic . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. Prima Juve 2019/20 Maglie Serie A - Paulo Dybala Camicia Corta Uomo Bianca & Nere . Jay Feely kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime, and the Cardinals edged the Tennessee Titans 37-34 in overtime after blowing a 17-point lead late in the fourth quarter. http://www.magliajuvestore.it/prima-juve-2019-20-maglie-serie-a-paulo-dybala-camicia-corta-bambino-bianca-nere.html . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. Maglia Ronaldo Bambino . Breaking three of his own world records on his way to winning in Paris, Chan silenced the critics and left the audiences standing in appreciation and awe. Nuova Maglia Juve Ronaldo . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off.LOS ANGELES -- What better way for Scott Kazmir to put his first-inning struggles behind him than pretending to pitch an inning before the game begins.It worked Saturday night. Kazmir survived the first and pitched six scoreless innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 for their eighth straight home victory.It was good to get out of that first inning unharmed. It didnt work with the first batter like I wanted, but I was able to get through the first inning and get into a groove, said Kazmir, who hit Charlie Blackmon, the first batter he faced, but stranded him on second base.Kazmir, who gave up four first-inning runs in his previous start, threw 25 warmup pitches before the national anthem, his usual warmup routine. Then a batter then stepped in, and Kazmir threw three simulated at-bats -- righty, lefty, righty.It seemed to lock me in a little bit and get me prepared for that first inning, Kazmir said. Its more just seeing that guy in the box. You get on certain pitches, you get that release point where you want to start pitches. Stuff like that.Trayce Thompson and Adrian Gonzalez drove in two runs each for the Dodgers, and Justin Turner had three hits and scored twice.I think guys are just starting to come around, Thompson said. (Turner), I think it all starts with him. Whenever he has a good game, we usually have a pretty good game as an offense.Kazmir (7-3) extended his unbeaten streak to 10 starts by holding the Rockies to a single and two doubles. He struck out 10 without walking a batter.Since May 9, Kazmir is 5-0 with a 3.61 ERA. He has struck out 65 in 57 1/3 innings during the stretch.Bud Norris and four relievers led L.A. to a 5-0 win in the opening game of the series on Friday night.Weve gotten exactly what weve needed, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. You win with starting pitching. You sustain winning with it. These guys have come out and pitched well and set the tone for us. And for the offense to respond like they have, some good things are happening.Nolan Arenado led off the ninth inning with a solo home run to left field off reliever Chris Hatcher for the Rockies only run.Prior to the homer, Arenado had gone 0 for 7 with six strikeouts in the first two games of the series. He came into the series with a 12-game hitting streak.Rockies starter Chad Bettis (6-6) lost for the first time in five starts, giving up four runs on six hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked one.The Rockies lost their third straight and had not gotten a baserunner to third base in the series until Arenados homer.We had a sstretch there where we were scoring eight runs a game, Arenado said.dddddddddddd We knew that wouldnt last very long.These guys have pitched well. Bud Norris, we havent really seen him, and Kazmir today was throwing well. He was throwing harder than the last time we saw him. He pitched a good game. Obviously, we shouldve had better at-batsColorado has scored one or fewer runs in six of its last nine games at Dodger Stadium, dating back to May 17, 2015, scoring 17 runs during that span.STEAKING SHORTSTOPDodgers SS Corey Seager lined the first pitch he saw Friday night into left field for a single, extending his NL-leading hitting streak to 15 games. Seager went 1 for 4 and scored twice.I was talking to some of the coaches about Corey, and it doesnt even seem like its any kind of hitting streak or that hes playing any better than he was earlier, Roberts said. This is what he does. I dont even see him as hot.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: LHP Jake McGee (sprained MCL, left knee) was activated from the DL and pitched 2/3 of an inning in the seventh. ... 2B D.J. LeMahieu returned to the lineup after being limited to a pair of pinch-hit appearances the last six games. ... RHP Tyler Chatwood threw a bullpen session Saturday and could be back here very soon, manager Walt Weiss said. OF Gerald Parra (ankle) continues to struggle running and is not expected back until after the All-Star break.Dodgers: OF Yasiel Puig was back in the Dodgers lineup after being removed Friday night after tweaking something in his left shoulder on a home-plate slide. ... RHP Brandon McCarthy (Tommy John surgery) will be activated off the 60-day DL and is scheduled to start Sunday. ... 2B Chase Utley was not in the Dodgers lineup, taking a routine day off. ... Hyun-Jin Ryu made his eighth rehab start on Friday night, giving up two runs and five hits in five innings (72 pitches). Roberts said Ryu, who is 1-2 with a 4.61 ERA over the eight starts, reached 90 mph and averaged 86 mph on Friday night.NEXT UP:Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (5-3, 4.83) earned his first major league victory on May 13 against the New York Mets and is 2/3 with a 4.65 ERA in seven road outings this year.Dodgers: McCarthy makes his 2016 debut after being sidelined more than 14 months recovering from Tommy John surgery. McCarthy made four starts for the Dodgers in 2015, going 3-0 with a 5.87 ERA. In five career starts vs. Colorado, McCarthy is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 20 strikeouts against three walks. ' ' '
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