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Gurriel gives Astros flexibility in series with A's

HOUSTON -- One night after his fifth multi-hit performance in his last seven starts, Yuli Gurriel found himself elevated in the lineup.

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch made a point to note that Gurriel wasn't batting sixth Saturday night because of his torrid hitting. He made the change in the middle game of a three-game set with the Oakland Athletics that concludes Sunday because Gurriel's bat fit that slot in this lineup.

Saturday night marked the sixth time this season that Gurriel batted sixth, his highest spot in the order in 2017. He has mostly hit sixth, seventh or eighth, batting ninth just once.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Lowrie.306
HR: K. Davis10
RBI: K. Davis17
SB: M. Semien4
W: A. Triggs4
ERA: A. Triggs1.84
Saves: S. Casilla4
K: S. Manaea27
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Houston 159.625-
LA Angels 1313.5003
Oakland 1113.4584
Texas 1113.4584
Seattle 1115.4235
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .231 (25)
Runs: 89 (25)
Hits: 180 (25)
Home Runs: 31 (9)
Stolen Bases: 7 (26)
OBP: .297 (25)
SLG: .407 (15)
Total Bases: 317 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.04 (15)
Runs Allowed: 110 (21)
Saves: 6 (14)
Strikeouts: 171 (24)
OpBA: .233 (4)
OBP: .308 (8)
SLG: .353 (1)
Run Support: 3.78 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/30 S. Manaea Placed on 10-Day DL (Strained left shoulder)
4/29 R. Alcantara Outrighted to Minors
4/29 C. Bassitt Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/29 J. Wendle Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/29 J. Wendle Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained right shoulder)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/27 S. Manaea Shoulder tightness (day-to-day)
4/22 R. Davis Left hamstring strain (on 10-day DL)
4/15 K. Graveman off 10-day DL
4/15 M. Semien Right wrist contusion (on 60-day DL)
4/2 J. Axford Strained right shoulder (on 10-day DL)
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