The Astros are off to the franchise’s best start through 41 games and lead MLB with a 29-12 record entering a 10-game homestand with the Indians, Tigers and Orioles.
Two of the best teams in the AL meet this week when the Astros head to the Bronx to take on the Yankees in a four-game series, which includes Derek Jeter’s jersey-retirement ceremony on Sunday.
The Astros are off to a good start after a strong April but start May with a tough test, a four-game series against the Rangers.
The Astros beat the Indians thanks to a complete game by Dallas Keuchel, but Jose Altuve had to leave the game early following a collision with Teoscar Hernandez.
The AL West-leading Astros head to Cleveland to take on the Indians, who are tied for first place in the AL Central, in a three-game series beginning Tuesday.
The Astros came back from a five-run deficit to beat the A’s on Saturday, but SS Carlos Correa left the game after being hit by a pitch on the hand.
The Astros head to Oakland for a three-game series with the A’s starting Friday.
After starting the season on the 10-day DL, Astros SP Collin McHugh has been shut down for six weeks.
The Astros came out of their opening series against the Mariners with a 3-1 record, giving them an early lead in the AL West.
The Rangers look to make it three straight AL West titles in 2017.