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HOUSTON -- Seemingly on the brink of collapse following a pair of interleague home losses to the St. Louis Cardinals last week, the Houston Astros rebounded with a successful swing through Baltimore and Pittsburgh and set the table to remain in the thick of the American League wild card chase with a six-game homestand opening Friday.

The Astros (66-61) finished 5-2 during their seven-game stretch against the Orioles and Pirates and are 9-5 over their last 14 road games. Once 10 games above .500, the Astros slipped to 61-60 after dropping the opener in Baltimore on Aug. 18. And while they remain are four games behind the Orioles for the second wild card spot, the Astros' recent road run breathed new life into their postseason hopes.

"It's one that we needed," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said following a 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh in Wednesday's series finale. "We played two good teams and came away 5-2. I'm really proud of our guys. We have a small margin of error these days and we've responded by playing well."

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Leaders
AVG: E. Longoria.287
HR: E. Longoria30
RBI: E. Longoria79
SB: K. Kiermaier12
W: J. Odorizzi8
ERA: J. Odorizzi3.63
Saves: Á. Colomé28
K: C. Archer192
AL East
TeamWLPctGB
Boston 7156.559-
Toronto 7156.559-
Baltimore 7057.5511
NY Yankees 6561.5165.5
Tampa Bay 5472.42916.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .241 (28)
Runs: 525 (23)
Hits: 1023 (28)
Home Runs: 167 (7)
Stolen Bases: 47 (21)
OBP: .309 (26)
SLG: .424 (14)
Total Bases: 1800 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.06 (13)
Runs Allowed: 542 (11)
Saves: 32 (20)
Strikeouts: 1066 (9)
OpBA: .254 (12)
OBP: .315 (11)
SLG: .411 (12)
Run Support: 4.24 (22)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/20 N. Franklin Placed on 7-Day DL (Concussion)
8/20 E. Romero Removed From 15-Day DL (Back strain)
8/20 E. Romero Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/20 R. Shaffer Called Up from Minors
8/19 O. Arcia Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/20 N. Franklin Concussion (on 7-day DL)
8/4 E. Romero off 15-day DL
8/3 D. Jennings Left knee contusion (on 15-day DL)
7/28 L. Morrison off 15-day DL
7/1 D. Jennings off 15-day DL
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