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Tue. 4/15 Wed. 4/16 Thu. 4/17 Fri. 4/18 Sat. 4/19
@ Hou
W 4-2
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@ Hou
W 6-4
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KC 5 - 1 Hou
Final
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vs. Min
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT
vs. Min
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT

Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

HOUSTON (AP) Bo Porter knows there will be some growing pains in managing the youngest team in the majors.

Still, a mistake by Matt Dominguez in Houston's 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night really got to him.

The Astros trailed 5-0 when Chris Carter drew a leadoff walk in the fifth. Carter advanced to third on a single by Dominguez, but Dominguez was out trying to stretch it into a double.

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Leaders
AVG: L. Cain.333
HR: A. Gordon1
RBI: A. Gordon9
SB: L. Cain2
W: J. Guthrie2
ERA: Y. Ventura0.69
Saves: G. Holland5
K: J. Shields14
Central Division
TeamWLPctGB
Detroit 75.583-
Minnesota 87.5330.5
Chi White Sox 88.5001
Kansas City 77.5001
Cleveland 78.4671.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .243 (18)
Runs: 42 (30)
Hits: 105 (28)
Home Runs: 4 (30)
Stolen Bases: 9 (18)
OBP: .308 (19)
SLG: .331 (30)
Total Bases: 143 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.18 (7)
Runs Allowed: 52 (9)
Saves: 5 (4)
Strikeouts: 102 (27)
OpBA: .216 (5)
OBP: .292 (7)
SLG: .342 (5)
Run Support: 3.26 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17 L. Cain Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left groin)
4/17 J. Marks Called Up from Minors
4/16 C. Coleman Signed to a Minor League Contract
4/12 D. Duffy Called Up from Minors
4/12 J. Giavotella Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/7 F. Bueno Sprained left middle finger (on 15-day DL)
4/7 T. Collins Flexor strain in left elbow (on 15-day DL)
3/24 L. Coleman off 15-day DL
3/21 L. Hochevar Left elbow surgery - out for season (on 15-day DL)
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