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  • Astros' Jake Bloss: Victimized by home run ball

    Bloss (0-1) took the loss in Tuesday's game against the Athletics, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five over four innings.

    Bloss did not fare well against a hot Athletics lineup. He began by allowing a leadoff triple before Brent Rooker took him deep to put the Astros in an early 2-0 hole. Lawrence Butler was next to homer off him in the third before Seth Brown and Zach Gelof went back-to-back in the fourth. Bloss hasn't been able to cover more than four innings in any of his three starts since getting promoted just over a month ago and he'll likely see his time in the bigs temporarily come to an end next week once Justin Verlander (neck) returns from the injured list. Bloss has a 6.94 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB in 11.2 innings.

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  • Astros' Victor Caratini: Swats solo home run

    Caratini went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Athletics.

    Caratini put the Astros on the board in the third with a solo home run to right field off Osvaldo Bido. The long ball was his first hit since being activated off the injured list Monday after being out for just over a month with a strained left hip. Going back to before he was injured, Caratini has gotten a hit in six straight games, though Tuesday's two-hit effort was his first multi-hit game since May 17. The 30-year-old is slashing .257/.294/.459 with five homers, 18 RBI, 14 runs and a 5:16 BB:K in 119 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Goes deep in loss

    Pena went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

    Pena was the only Astros player with multiple extra base hits in Tuesday's defeat. He doubled in the seventh and then added a solo home run in the ninth with the game well out of reach. The 26-year-old is riding a six-game hit streak during which he has multiple hits three times. Pena also has homered in two of his past three games and has driven in a run in three of his last four. He's now slashing .282/.324/.403 with nine homers, 44 RBI, 49 runs, 12 steals and an 18:67 BB:K in 412 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Penn Murfee: Tosses bullpen session

    Murfee (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday in Oakland, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Murfee has been slowly working his way back all season from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last July. Manager Joe Espada said that the right-hander could throw one more bullpen session before beginning a minor-league rehab assignment. Murfee will likely need to make a series of appearances while on his rehab assignment, but if all goes well, he could make his return to the major-league roster at some point in mid-to-late August.

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  • Astros' Mauricio Dubon: Absent from lineup Tuesday

    Dubon isn't in the Astros' lineup Tuesday versus the Athletics.

    Dubon did not play in consecutive games Friday and Saturday amidst an 0-for-10 slump before going 1-for-6 over the subsequent pair of contests. The outfielder will get the day off again Tuesday with Yordan Alvarez starting in left field and Yainer Diaz slotting as the designated hitter. Victor Caratini enters the lineup in Dubon's stead as the No. 8 hitter and draws a start at catcher.

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  • Astros' Spencer Arrighetti: Goes six innings in loss

    Arrighetti (4-8) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out three over six innings Monday, taking the loss versus the Athletics.

    Arrighetti avoided walking multiple batters for the first time in four starts, but the Athletics were able to get to him in the third and fourth innings. The 24-year-old right-hander has been more good than bad lately, allowing four or more runs in just three of his nine outings since the start of June. He's pitched to a 5.65 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 96:45 K:BB through 86 innings over 18 starts this season. Arrighetti's next start is projected to be a tough home matchup against the Dodgers.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Optioned to Sugar Land

    The Astros optioned Salazar to Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    The move is to make room on the 26-man roster for Victor Caratini (hip), who was activated off the 10-day injured list Monday. Salazar has served as the backup catcher since he was initially called up June 11, and across nine major-league games he went 7-for-22 with two doubles and eight RBI. In Triple-A this season, Salazar is slashing .274/.387/.458 with six home runs and 35 RBI across 204 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Victor Caratini: Activated off injured list

    The Astros activated Caratini (hip) from the 10-day injured list Monday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Caratini completed four rehab outings during his recovery from a strained left hip, going 4-for-10 with one home run and two RBI. To make room for Caratini on the 26-man roster, the Astros optioned Cesar Salazar to Triple-A Sugar Land.

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  • Astros' David Hensley: Jettisoned off 40-man roster

    The Astros designated Hensley for assignment Monday.

    The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for utility man Aledmys Diaz, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Sugar Land. After reaching the big leagues for the first time in 2022, Hensley made two starts for the Astros' World Series-winning club later that fall, but he's struggled to stick around in the majors ever since. The 28-year-old posted a lowly .380 OPS over 94 plate appearances with Houston in 2023 and had spent the entire 2024 season at Sugar Land, with whom he slashed .234/.352/.376 with seven home runs and 17 stolen bases over 81 games before being designated for assignment.

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  • Astros' Grae Kessinger: Back down to Sugar Land

    The Astros optioned Kessinger to Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday.

    Kessinger was moved off the 26-man active roster in favor of Aledmys Diaz, whose contract was selected ahead of Monday's game against the Athletics. After being called up from Sugar Land on July 2, Kessinger appeared in just four games and went hitless over four at-bats. He had been slashing .283/.356/.387 over 118 plate appearances with Sugar Land prior to his promotion.

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  • Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Called up by Houston

    The Astros selected Diaz's contract Monday.

    Diaz joined the Astros on a minor-league contract July 13 after being released by the Athletics one week prior. He'll be starting up his second stint in the big leagues with Houston, after previously appearing in 262 contests between 2019 and 2022. Before Oakland cut him loose, the 33-year-old utility man logged 30 plate appearances in the big leagues this season, slashing .103/.133/.103 with no extra-base hits.

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  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Homers in defeat

    Pena went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

    Pena connected on a 414-foot blast in the seventh inning off Collin Snider. It was his third home run in July and his eighth for the season, though he's struggled to a .190 batting average in 11 games since July 6. After hitting 22 homers in his rookie season, Pena has combined for just 18 since, but he is still putting together a productive season. The 26-year-old is slashing .274/.318/.387 with 43 RBI, 48 runs and an 18:66 BB:K in 404 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Hits for cycle in Sunday's loss

    Alvarez went 4-for-4 in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Mariners, hitting for the cycle for the first time in his career while finishing with two RBI and two runs.

    Alvarez made history Sunday by completing the 10th cycle in Astros franchise history. He delivered a single in his first at-bat of the day, then followed with a solo home run in the fourth, an RBI triple in the sixth and a double in the eighth. The home run brings his total up to 20 for the season, a mark he has reached every year of his career outside of the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. Alvarez currently sits tied for eighth in baseball with a 163 OPS+ and is slashing .301/.385/.545 with 54 RBI, 58 runs and a 42:63 BB:K in 405 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Ronel Blanco: Takes loss against Mariners

    Blanco (9-5) took the loss Sunday against the Mariners, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five over 5.2 innings.

    The right-hander gave up a two-run triple to Dylan Moore in the second inning and then surrendered a solo homer to Jorge Polanco in the fourth, with one more run getting charged to Blanco after he exited the game in the sixth. The Mariners produced some hard contact against Blanco, though he was still able to generate 19 whiffs on the afternoon. He has just one win over his last five starts and will look to change that over the weekend against the Dodgers. The 30-year-old owns a 2.75 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 105:43 K:BB in 114.2 innings.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .261
(1st)
470
(11th)
116
(9th)
4.05
(17th)

Injuries

Player Injury
K. Tucker RF Kyle Tucker RF Lower Leg
J. Verlander SP Justin Verlander SP Neck
C. Javier SP Cristian Javier SP Elbow
L. Garcia SP Luis Garcia SP Elbow
L. McCullers SP Lance McCullers SP Forearm

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