Rangers keep road show on track, take down Astros again

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Updated: August 11, 2013

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Getting a complete-game effort from Martin
Perez and another immediate contribution from Alex Rios, the surging Texas
Rangers ran their season-high win streak to seven games with a 6-1 triumph
over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Perez (5-3) yielded just four hits and two walks while striking out a career-
best eight batters in going the distance for the first time in the major
leagues.

Rios tripled in the tying run and scored the go-ahead tally in the eighth
inning of Saturday’s 5-4 victory over the Astros, the outfielder’s first game
with the Rangers since being acquired from the Chicago White Sox. He turned in
a fine encore as well, a 2-for-4 performance that included an RBI double and
two runs scored.

Jurickson Profar added a two-RBI single during a four-run ninth inning that
sealed Texas’ seventh straight road win as well, which matches the longest
streak in the American League this season.

The lowly Astros, meanwhile, lost a fifth consecutive game and ninth in 10
outings despite a strong showing from Dallas Kuechel (5-7), who held the
Rangers to two runs over the first eight innings before faltering in the
ninth.

Kuechel ended up being charged with all six runs — five earned — and struck
out eight while ended one out short of a complete game.