Gonzalez latest Astro to suffer injury
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Toronto starter Marcus Stroman continued his dominance of Astros hitters as the Blue Jays coasted to a 9-2 victory over Houston Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
Toronto scored five runs against Houston starter Mike Fiers, knocking him out of the game in the fifth inning with back-to-back homers from Troy Tulowitzki and Russell Martin. The Astros managed only two runs against Stroman, one of them coming on an error by the pitcher and the other on a Jason Castro home run.
The Blue Jays finished off the season series against the Astros with five wins in seven meetings, all within the month of August. An Astros team weakened by a rash of recent injuries proved to be no match for the powerful Jays. With Houston's playoff chances seemingly fading, Astros fans are left hoping that an October rematch with the Canadians will produce different results.
Carlos Correa had three hits in an otherwise less than noteworthy performance by the Astros. Luke Gregerson returned from the disabled list and gave up a long home run to Edwin Encarnacion in his only inning of work.
Marwin Gonzalez left the game early after being hit by a pitch on the left knee and is currently listed as day-to-day.
The Astros get a day off on Monday before starting a rare 2-game homestand against the Cardinals Tuesday night at 7:10. Cuban infielder Yuliesky Gurriel is expected to be activated by the Astros for the series. Dallas Keuchel gets the start in Game 1 against Jaime Garcia and Doug Fister opposes Carlos Martinez in Wednesday's 1:10 matinee.
- Greg Thurston