Astros Edge Rangers in Lone Star Series

(Source: Houston Astros)

Astros ace Justin Verlander has been placed on the 15-day IL with a calf injury.

Verlander injured the leg in Sunday’s win over Baltimore.

The Cy Young frontrunner is 16-3 with a 1.84 ERA in 152 innings pitched.

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Houston picked up the slack in his absence Tuesday night, edging the Texas Rangers, 4-2.

Framber Valdez was stellar on the mound, allowing just two runs in eight innings of work.

The two teams wrap up their Lone Star series Wednesday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.

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