Darvish leaves 3rd Rangers start since Tommy John after 5

Posted June 13, 2016

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa left Thursday's game against Texas after spraining his left ankle while running out a grounder in the fifth inning.

The American West-leading Rangers (37-23) took three of four games against their instate rivals and improved to 9-1 against the Astros this season.

Altuve had the game-winning hit on a hard chopper past third base and down the left-field line in the seventh inning and Houston won another game started by Doug Fister, 3-1 on Wednesday night in a game from which Rangers starter Yu Darvish made an early exit. In 16 games since Springer took over in the leadoff spot, and Altuve dropped to second, they are hitting a combined.353 (48 of 136).

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Appearing in his 61st game of the 2016 regular season, the up-and-comer is now batting.256 with eight home runs, 32 RBI and a.351 on-base percentage. It was his shortest stint since his season debut on April 6 and snapped his four-game winning streak against Texas.

Rougned Odor also had a home run as the Rangers clinched a franchise-record 10th consecutive home series victory. Houston's 21-year-old shortstop, now hitting.254, had 30 homers and 100 RBIs in his first full year with the Astros.

Matt Bush struck out the side in the eighth. Lefty Jake Diekman coaxed a double play for his first career save as all three Texas wins in the series were by one run. Darvish did not return to the game for the sixth inning. I mean, Jurickson Profar also had two hits and an RBI but baby steps.

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The Rangers finished a successful 6-1 homestand that vaulted the club into first place in the division. They're 8-2 in their last 10 games versus a right-handed starter, 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a losing record, and are 6-1 in their last seven home games versus a right-handed starter.

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Jackson allowed six runs in 7 2-3 innings over five appearances after being recalled from Round Rock in May.