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Luhnow's Lefties Lead April Attack
added 04/25/2017 by Bob Hulsey
Jeff Luhnow needed lefty hitters for his lineup and, boy, have they delivered.

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April 26 - This Date in Astros History
April 26 - This Date in Astros History
April 26

2011 - After 11 seasons as one of the top Astro hitters in history, Lance Berkman returns for the first time as a St. Louis Cardinal. Welcomed with mostly applause, Berkman rips a go-ahead double in the ninth only to see Houston bounce back for a 6-5 triumph. Bill Hall singles through the drawn-in infield for the game-winner. Brett Wallace, Berkman's heir at first base, has three hits. Despite being last in the NL Central, the 9-14 Astros are just three games out of first.
1998 - Former Expos Sean Berry and Moises Alou lead a 15-0 thrashing in Montreal. Alou homers and drives in five runs while Berry and Richard Hidalgo each deliver four hits. Derek Bell also belts a home run. Sean Bergman is the beneficiary as Houston tallies in six of the nine frames.
1995 - "Play Ball" never sounded so good. The Astros open the strike-delayed season with a 10-2 victory in San Diego. Jeff Bagwell, Derek Bell and Phil Plantier start the campaign with home runs. Doug Drabek works five innings for the win. Although over 41,000 attend, baseball's attendance plummets as resentment over the strike lingers.
1981 - Bob Knepper tosses his second consecutive shutout, a 1-0 whitewash over Cincinnati. Denny Walling 's homer off Mario Soto accounts for the game's only run. Walling also supplies a defensive gem, an over-the shoulder grab with two men aboard to thwart a Red threat.
1963 - Bob Bruce tosses the first one-hitter in franchise history, a 2-0 blanking of the Reds. A harmless single by Vada Pinson is the only blemish. Bruce needs just 96 pitches to accomplish the feat.

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Date      Opp      Result
4/03      SEA      W 3-0
4/04      SEA      W 2-1
4/05      SEA      W 5-3
4/06      SEA      L 4-2
4/07      KC       L 5-1
4/08      KC       L 7-3
4/09      KC*      W 5-4
4/10     @SEA*     L 6-0
4/11     @SEA      W 7-5
4/12     @SEA     W 10-5
4/13      off        --
4/14     @OAK      W 7-2
4/15     @OAK     W 10-6
4/16     @OAK*      ppd
4/17      ANA      W 3-0
4/18      ANA      L 5-2
4/19      ANA      W 5-1
4/20      ANA*     W 2-1
4/21     @TAM      W 6-3
4/22     @TAM      L 6-3
4/23     @TAM*     W 6-4
4/24      off        --
4/25     @CLE      W 4-2
4/26     @CLE       ----
4/27     @CLE       ----
4/28      OAK       ----
4/29      OAK       ----
4/30      OAK       ----
* - day game.

April record:   14-6
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Houston Astros recap - 04/25/17 - Keuchel tosses complete game in 4-2 win
Keuchel tosses complete game in 4-2 win
Reddick drives in three, robs HR

Keuchel owned the day
(c) Associated Press

The Astros rolled into Cleveland and took the first game of a three-game series by a score of 4-2 thanks to an outstanding effort by Dallas Keuchel and an equally impressive performance by Josh Reddick.

Keuchel went the distance, throwing 117 pitches in a six-hitter that featured five strikeouts and six walks. Keuchel moves to 4-0 for the season and his ERA actually went up -- to 1.22. Keuchel got help from Reddick on both offense and defense Tuesday evening. Forced into centerfield duty and batting leadoff with George Springer nursing a hammy and Jake Marisnick on the disabled list, Josh stroked a two-run single in the fifth to put Houston on top 3-1. And, in the bottom of the inning, Reddick made a leaping catch to rob Jason Kipnis of a home run.

Reddick also delivered an insurance run with a ninth-inning single off super-lefty Andrew Miller that plated Evan Gattis.

Michael Brantley closed the gap to 4-2 with a solo shot in the ninth but Keuchel was able to finish what he started when Carlos Correa made a diving stop of Brandon Guyer's hard hit grounder and threw to first for the final out.

The Astros improved to 7-2 on the road and now lead Oakland by 3-1/2 games pending the outcome of the Athletics' game in Anaheim Tuesday night.

Things got scary for Astros fans in the bottom of the eighth when Jose Altuve and Teoscar Hernandez collided with each other in rightfield while going after a fly ball off the bat of Yan Gomes. Hernandez, who had just been called up earlier in the day to take Marisnick's spot on the roster, suffered a leg contusion and had to be carted from the field. Altuve was also removed from the game with what was later reported to be a left shoulder injury. Both players should be considered day-to-day at this time.

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