ASTROS TAKE THE SERIES

Astros daily report presented by APG&E: 2 hits from the 4-2 win

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After splitting the first two games of the series, the Astros had a great opportunity to lockup another series win on Wednesday against the A's. Here's a look at how the finale played out.

Final Score: Astros 4, A's 2.

Record: 66-38, first in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Justin Verlander

Losing pitcher: Chris Bassitt

Another great performance from Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander pitched six innings while giving up only two hits, and also recorded eleven strikeouts.

Jose Altuve is heating up

Altuve had three hits in the finale against the A's, including a home run to center field.

Up Next: Houston has a day off on Thursday and then heads to St. Louis for a three game series against the Cardinals that starts on Friday at 7:15pm. The Astros will have Jose Urquidy (1-0, 5.54 ERA) on the mound going against Jack Flaherty (4-6, 4.24 ERA).

The Astros daily report is presented by APG&E.

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TEXANS MAKE SURPRISING CUT

Texans to release prominent player on defense

Zach Cunningham is on his way out of Houston. Composite image by Jack Brame.

According to multiple reports, the Texans are waiving LB Zach Cunningham. Cunningham was benched last Sunday for disciplinary reasons, which reportedly stemmed from a missed COVID test. Cunningham was also benched for a quarter earlier in the season for breaking team rules.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Texans will have to eat his 12.8 million dollar cap hit next season.

Cunningham started in seven of the 10 games he’s played this season recording 67 tackles and a forced fumble. The Texans are at a point where there's hardly anyone left on the team that has any name recognition with what's left of the fan base. And now the Texans have another position that will have to be addressed this offseason.

Cunningham will likely command a lot of attention from other teams interested in his services.

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