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Astros Vs. Rangers Final Score: Houston Drops Series Finale 6-1

The Houston Astros couldn't avoid a big first inning from the Texas Rangers and went on to a 6-1 loss in the series finale.

Houston starter Jordan Lyles got in trouble early allowing the Rangers five first inning runs. Big hits in the inning came off of the bats of Nelson Cruz and pitcher Colby Lewis who both delivered two run singles.

Lyles did a good job of settling down after his first inning struggles but takes the loss after allowing nine hits and six runs in five innings. Five different Rangers players finished with at least two hits including Josh Hamilton who raises his average to .389.

Jose Altuve added two hits for the Astros and Jed Lowrie hit his sixth home run of the season in the ninth to account for the Astros only run of the game.

Colby Lewis snaps a personal three game losing streak pitching eight innings while allowing four hits and one run.

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