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Houston Astros (49-26)


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W 5-4
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L 1-2
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Astros look to bounce back after loss to Rays

HOUSTON - Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier made his impact felt defensively in his return from the disabled list on Tuesday. There will be changes in playing time moving forward as well.

With Kiermaier, who missed 57 games with a torn ligament in his right thumb, back in the fold, Mallex Smith shifted to left field while Johnny Field claimed a reserve role. While Smith appears a likely bet to maintain regular at-bats, Field could see a decline in his. Field could potentially share time in right field with veteran Carlos Gomez, whose defense played a part in the Rays' 2-1 victory Tuesday that ended Houston's 12-game winning streak and set the stage for the rubber match of this three-game series on Wednesday night.

"Mallex is going to play a lot," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He's done a good job; I think he's deserving to play. He's probably back in the spot that benefits us the most in left or right when he goes over there at certain times. I like that he can rove to all three of (the outfield slots) and back up K.K. in center. But now it's like the infield thing: I'm just going to have to do a good job of making sure that everybody gets some consistency and also rest at the same time.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.341
HR: E. Gattis14
RBI: C. Correa47
SB: J. Altuve11
W: J. Verlander9
ERA: J. Verlander1.60
Saves: K. Giles11
K: G. Cole138
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .266 (1)
Runs: 389 (1)
Hits: 684 (1)
Home Runs: 92 (7)
Stolen Bases: 37 (13)
OBP: .337 (2)
SLG: .436 (3)
Total Bases: 1120 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.89 (1)
Runs Allowed: 232 (1)
Saves: 18 (16)
Strikeouts: 781 (1)
OpBA: .209 (1)
OBP: .272 (1)
SLG: .349 (1)
Run Support: 5.19 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/18 R. Guduan Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
6/18 R. Guduan Sent to Minors
6/15 R. Guduan Placed on Paternity Leave List
6/15 T. White Called Up from Minors
6/10 T. Federowicz Outrighted to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/7 J. Smith Right elbow soreness (on 10-day DL)
5/29 B. McCann off 10-day DL
5/21 J. Reddick off 10-day DL
5/19 D. Fisher off 10-day DL
4/8 T. Sipp off 10-day DL
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