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Pena homers, drives in 3 to lead Astros over Rays 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) Jeremy Pena hit an early two-run homer and drove in an insurance run late, lifting the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

One pitch after Jose Altuve's leadoff bunt single, Pena belted a cutter by Rays starter Corey Kluber (10-10) over the right-field fence and into the home bullpen. That put the Astros ahead early, and Houston maintained that lead with strong pitching and key defensive plays, including Pena's diving stop and throw to deny Ji-Man Choi in the fourth inning.

After homering only once in August, Houston's shortstop has five homers since September and is up to 21 for the season, tied for second among AL rookies. The Astros are 41-6 this season when Pena bats second, as he did Sunday, and 20-2 in their last 22 games with that lineup order.

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Leaders
AVG: Y. Alvarez.303
HR: Y. Alvarez37
RBI: K. Tucker104
SB: K. Tucker25
W: J. Verlander17
ERA: J. Verlander1.80
Saves: R. Pressly32
K: C. Javier194
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .247 (13)
Runs: 724 (8)
Hits: 1310 (13)
Home Runs: 210 (4)
Stolen Bases: 83 (16)
OBP: .319 (7)
SLG: .422 (6)
Total Bases: 2241 (7)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.92 (2)
Runs Allowed: 513 (2)
Saves: 52 (2)
Strikeouts: 1485 (4)
OpBA: .212 (2)
OBP: .281 (2)
SLG: .333 (1)
Run Support: 4.59 (9)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/29 Y. Diaz Sent to Minors
9/29 J. Meyers Called Up from Minors
9/16 J. James Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/16 S. Martinez Sent to Minors
9/16 J. Verlander Removed From 15-Day IL (Injured right calf)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/30 J. Verlander Injured right calf (15-day IL)
8/22 R. Pressly Neck spasms (15-day IL)
8/17 A. Díaz Left groin discomfort (10-day IL)
7/10 Y. Alvarez Right hand inflammation (10-day IL)
7/1 J. Castro Left knee discomfort (on 60-day IL)
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