Rogned Odor homered in the seventh inning and broke the tie in the eighth with a two-run homer to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Odor matched the 2-2 board when he shook Chris Devenski’s first pitch in the seventh inning to the front row of right-field seats.
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He repeated the trick in the eighth after a Jonathan Lucroy single with two outs, connecting Luke Gregerson (2-2) to the left-field bleachers, putting the Rangers ahead 4-2. It was the fifth game with at least two homers in the Odor career, who for the second time in the campaign hit three hits.
Nick Martinez admitted five hits and two runs in six innings. Jose Leclerc (1-1) worked a blank to keep the win and Matt Bush allowed one hit in one episode and a third to reach eight saves.
George Springer and Puerto Rican Carlos Correa threw solo runs for the Astros, who remain as division leaders despite falling for the sixth time in the last eight games.
For the Rangers, the Venezuelans Rougned Odor 4-3 with three produced and two scored; Elvis Andrus of 4-0. The Dominicans Adrián Beltré of 4-0; Nomar Mazara of 2-0.
For the Astros, the Carlos Correa of 4-1 with one impelled and two annotated. Venezuelans Marwin Gonzalez 4-0; José Altuve of 4-0. The Cuban Yulieski Gurriel of 4-1.