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HOUSTON -- While the Houston Astros pitchers are breaking major league records for strikeouts in a series, the bats have gone silent.That trend continued on Thursday night as Astros pitchers struck out 11 and the offense could only muster up one run in a 4-1 loss as the Toronto Blue Jays won the series.Houston pitchers had a major league-record 61 strikeouts in the four-game series -- three more than the previous mark set by Cincinnati pitchers against San Diego in 2008. Astros pitchers also set a three-game series record with 52 against Baltimore from May 24-26.We all hate it collectively because we dont like going through this rut, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. I think the guys are handling it like pros. We believe in this group and they believe in themselves, but sometimes, you need to have a good day to realize all the work and extra conversations are worth it. Its the big leagues and its a game of adjustments -- its not a try-hard league.The Astros have lost eight of their last 10 games while getting outscored 47-21.Its been tough, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said. Its been really hard to get going. We have not been able to score runs early or late in the games and thats frustrating.After being given a day off Wednesday, Bregman was 1 for 4 with a sixth-inning single. The second overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft, is hitting .056 (2 for 36) since he was brought up July 25.Mike Fiers (7-5) gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings, walking none and tying his second high with seven strikeouts.Obviously, we know weve been struggling with the bats, but as a pitcher, Ive got to go out there and do my job, Fiers said. Everyone just needs to do their job and not worry about what everyone else is doing. Most of the time, we end up scoring and beating teams, but were just going through a rough stretch.J.A. Happ won his ninth consecutive decision, Edwin Encarnacion reached 30 home runs for the fifth straight season en route to their eighth victory in 11 games.Its been a tough place for us to play; we won three games and had a chance to win all four of them, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. So we feel good about that. Not a lot of offense on either side but I think thats because the pitching was so good on both sides. We got some big hits and won some close games.Happ (15-3), who already has set his career high for wins, retired 12 of his first 13 batters and allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He is 9-0 with a 2.49 ERA in 10 starts since losing at Detroit on June 6.Happ struck out six and walked none, and Joaquin Benoit, Jason Grilli and Roberto Osuna completed the five-hitter. After walking rookie Alex Bregman leading off the ninth, Osuna struck out Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis for his 24th save in 26 chances.Devon Travis doubled leading off the first inning for the first of his three hits and scored on Josh Donaldsons groundout -- the first run in the series that did not score on a solo home run. On the previous pitch, Smoak took an 0-2 curveball on the low, outside corner and stepped toward the dugout thinking it was strike three, only to have home plate umpire Todd Tichenor call the pitch a ball.Toronto doubled the lead in the fifth when Justin Smoak swung over a curveball in the dirt for strike three and the ball hit off Gattis and bounced away for a wild pitch that allowed Russell Martin to score from third.Tyler White hit a run-scoring double in the bottom half for his first RBI since June 10.Travis singled in a run against Will Harris in the eighth, and Encarnacion connected against James Hoyt in the ninth for his 298th home run.It feels good, Encarnacion said about being close to 300. I know its going to happen but I wish it could happen with people on base so we could win some games.TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: SS Troy Tulowitzki went 1 for 4 after missing three games after breaking his right thumb when hit by a pitch from Baltimores Chris Tillman on Sunday.Astros: INF Marwin Gonzalez (right hand soreness) was held out of the starting lineup but pinch hit in the seventh inning and grounded out. Gonzalezs right-handed swing is less comfortable than left-handed swing, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. ... Luis Valbuena (right hamstring strain) is taking part in any baseball activity but continues daily treatment ... INF Carlos Gomez (right hamstring strain) was 0 for 2 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter after not playing in five of the last six games.UP NEXTBlue Jays: LHP Francisco Liriano (6-11), acquired from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline, is to make his Toronto debut on Friday at Kansas City.Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-11) is slated to start at home Friday against Texas. Swell Levně . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Swell Lahev Cz . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. RIO DE JANEIRO -- In an upcoming interview with Vogue magazine, reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne publicly reveals she is gay and is engaged to her longtime partner.It was just one of those articles where they came into my home, spent a couple days with me, and [fiancee] Amanda [Clifton] is a huge part of my life, Delle Donne, a Chicago Sky star, told reporters in Rio, where she is playing for Team USA. So to leave her out wouldnt have made any sense. Its not a coming out article or anything. Ive been with her for a very long time now, and people who are close to me know that, and thats that.The article states Delle Donne and Clifton were engaged June 2.Even though her relationship is now public, Delle Donne said she still plans to keep her private life private.As the future keeps moving on, I dont plan on having our relationship out in the public and all this media on it, she said, but obviously theres excitement right now because people see it for the first time.In hindsight, there were clues that they were engaged in plain sight even before Wednesdays news. Weeks ago, a photo of Clifton was posted on social media showing her next to a sign that read, Will You Marry Me? and a caption that read, I obviously said yes!The couple has been photographed frequently together in the past, too. But, as Delle Donne explained, respect for Cliftons privacy contributed to them not formally discussing their relationship before now.I deciided Im not at all going to hide anything, Delle Donne said.ddddddddddddShe added that her Sky teammates have known about the relationship.They know Amanda, Delle Donne said. Shes always around. Its nothing crazy.Delle Donne is now at least the third member of the U.S. Olympic womens basketball team to announce her same-sex marriage. In May 2015, center Brittney Griner was married to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson (though Griner filed for divorce less than a month later). Two months earlier, Seimone Augustus married aspiring actress LaTaya Varnier -- but not before Team USA coach Geno Auriemma took time during a three-day national team camp to give Augustus some impromptu dancing lessons for her wedding.Sue Bird, who is also a member of Team USA, said shes definitely proud of her Olympic teammate and pleased that Delle Donnes disclosure isnt as big of a deal as it could have been in years past.Thats probably the best part of the story is that its not a huge deal anymore, Bird said. Definitely from a personal standpoint but from a society stand point, thats where we wanted to get. We wanted be in this place where its not a big deal. We want to be in this place where you dont even have to make an announcement. Its a non-issue to me in a lot of ways.The U.S. womens team opens Olympic play on Sunday. ' ' '

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