HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Odorizzi and four relievers combined on a five-hit shutout, Taylor Jones had a two-run double and the Houston Astros beat Colorado 5-0 Tuesday night, snapping the Rockies’ four-game winning streak.
Houston got to Colorado starter Jon Gray (7-8) in the fourth, scoring three runs. Chas McCormick had an RBI single, and Jones followed with his double. Jones and McCormick each finished with two hits.
Michael Brantley had an RBI double in the fifth, and José Altuve added an RBI single in the sixth.
Odorizzi (5-6) scattered three hits and struck out three in five innings.
Odorizzi rebounded nicely after struggling in his previous four starts since the All-Star break, allowing 17 runs and eight home runs, including seven runs and four home runs in his last outing Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Cristian Javier threw two innings, Blake Taylor tossed 2/3 of an inning, Yimi Garcia worked 1/3 of an inning and Pedro Báez, who was activated off the 60-day injured list earlier in the day, pitched the ninth.
Gray allowed four runs on six hits with nine strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. It was the highest run total allowed by Gray since coming off the injured list on June 25.
Rockies: OF Raimel Tapia was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a right big toe strain. Colorado selected the contract of 3B Taylor Motter from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Tapia’s spot on the roster. … 2B Brendan Rogers was out of the lineup for a second straight game after suffering a bruised right hand when he was hit by a pitch on Saturday. Manager Bud Black said he was a little sore, but improving, and could be ready to return as soon as Wednesday.
Astros: RHP Rafael Montero was placed on the 10-day IL with right shoulder discomfort. … RHP Andre Scrubb (right shoulder strain) was transferred to the 60-day IL to make room on the 40-man roster for Báez. … RHP José Urquidy (right shoulder discomfort) threw a bullpen on Tuesday and was expected to leave for Florida on Wednesday to begin a rehabilitation assignment, manager Dusty Baker said.
BREGMAN ‘NOT READY’
Astros 3B Alex Bregman, who has been out since June 17 with a left quad strain, returned to Houston from a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land on Sunday because his 20-day rehab window had ended, per league rules, Baker said. Bregman will stay with the Astros for five days then return to Sugar Land to start a new 20-day rehab window on Friday, Baker said.
“He’s not ready,” Baker said, adding the team didn’t want to rush Bregman’s return to the lineup and risk reaggravating the injury.
LHP Framber Valdez (7-3, 3.22 ERA) will start the finale of the two-game series Wednesday for the Astros opposite Colorado RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-8, 4.73 ERA).
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