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Justin Verlander Leads Astros to Rangers vs. Tilts

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The acquisition of Trey Mancini last week was partly done to help the Houston Astros offset the loss of veteran left fielder Michael Brantley. Another veteran who can play the position has also helped the Astros fill the void. Aredomis Diaz said Tuesday's three-game opener of his series will help Houston rally for his 7-5 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers. His four grands like produced his slams.

Diaz has started 59 games in six different positions this season, with Game 15 on Tuesday in left field. 293/.359/.557 and entered the series with 6 homers and his 13 RBIs, 30 games and his 27 starts since Brantley landed in his IL. did.

"From the first day he got here, he was invaluable," Astros acting manager Joe Espada said of Diaz. Not a guy so he's one of those players that sometimes goes unnoticed...but he's invaluable.He'll get you defensively and get you big at bats.He's the leader of the clubhouse.He's the clubhouse leader.He's me He's a very special player to us, and he contributes in so many different ways." He will start for the Astros. He won his seventh straight start, going 7–0 with a 0.76 ERA and a .464 Opponent OPS.

Verlander recorded only 8 walks in that period. I forgave the unearned point. He pitched six innings in a shutout in his 6–0 win over the Guardians in Cleveland on Thursday.

Verlander is 20-8, and against the Rangers he has started 33 games and has a 2.59 ERA, giving him a 2-0 record this season. 69 ERA in two starts. Verlander said he had 16 strikeouts and 0 walks in 2022 against Texas.

Rookie right-hander Glenn Otto (4-8, 5.31) is the Rangers' scheduled starter. In his eight games since returning from the COVID-19 injury list, Otto is 0-6 with a 6.45 ERA.

However, he was among the top five American rookies in his league in starts (3rd, 16), strikeouts (4th, 64), wins (tied for 4th), and innings (5th, 78). Ranked in Otto last started in Chicago on Friday, when he was white in a game he lost 2-1 to the Rangers against the Sox. After allowing one walk, he suffered the loss.

Otto, a Houston native and Rice graduate, has gone 0-2 with a 5.30 ERA in his four games with the Astros. He started in his two games this season against Houston, where he's 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA.

The Rangers took a stubborn and assertive approach to Astros starter Jose Urquidi on Tuesday night, and in the third inning he took a four-run lead. But once Houston took the lead, it turned into a stellar bullpen backed by a highly leveraged right arm in the likes of Rafael Montero, Hector Nellis and Ryan Presley. The Astros reliever entered the series with his 2.68, the lowest ERA of any bullpen.

Rangers manager Chris Woodward said, "When you're behind like that until midfield, you're playing against their best players. They're tough, they're really tough.

– Field Level Media