Justin Verlander allowed four singles and struck out eight over six scoreless innings as the Astros beat the Rangers 4-1 in Houston. He leads the league with 19 wins. Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez blasted solo homers as Houston won its fourth straight. Roberto Osuna closed it out for his 34th save. Lance Lynn allowed four runs in seven innings and is now winless since August 2nd. Nomar Mazara homered in the seventh for Texas, which lost its fourth in-a-row.
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