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Astros’ Verlander is key and the magic number is three

The roof was closed but even a tropical storm can’t stop Justin Verlander and the Astros from getting yet another win at home. The final score Tuesday night was 4-1, bringing their record for the season at Minute Maid Park to 56-20, and their overall record to 99-53. The Astros win their 6th straight against the Texas Rangers, taking the season series to 12-8, good guys.

Justin Verlander

Another impressive start by the impending Cy Young winner had the Astros in good shape for a win all night. Although only going six innings and throwing 87 pitches, Justin Verlander was pulled early by skipper A.