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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rougned Odor and the Texas Rangers are running away with the AL West, even though the Houston Astros keep trying to hang around. Drew Bledsoe Womens Jersey .The fiery second baseman homered for the third straight game in a seven-run fourth inning, Carlos Gomez had two hits in his first game against his former team and the Rangers held on for a 10-8 victory over the Astros on Friday night.The Rangers nearly squandered a seven-run lead but won their sixth straight to push their AL West advantage to 9 1/2 games over the second-place Astros.Houston lost the first of 13 straight games against division leaders to start September, six of those against Texas. The Rangers are 12-2 against their in-state rivals this season and have won 20 of the past 24 meetings.Weve still got another month, man, shortstop Elvis Andrus said. As bad as its going to sound, you dont want to smell it yet. You want to keep pushing and keep creating space.Odors team-leading 28th home run was one of three in the fourth inning against Doug Fister (12-10), who came out after Jonathan Lucroy followed Odors shot to right with a line drive just over the 14-foot wall in left for a 9-2 lead.The 22-year-old has four homers in three games -- the first three in the last two games of a sweep of Seattle that essentially ended the Mariners hopes in the division race.Alex Bregman had a solo homer and a two-run triple but popped out to end the eighth with two runners on after the Astros had pulled within two.It was definitely a tale of a couple different games, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. Our guys arent going to fold up and call it a game. But just not enough.Gomez, dumped by the Astros early last month barely a year after they acquired the underperforming two-time All-Star, reached in his first three plate appearances on a double, single and walk and scored three runs.A.J. Griffin (7-3) improved to 5-0 in his career against Houston, allowing three hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings.Sam Dyson pitched a perfect ninth for his 31st save after five other relievers combined to allow five runs -- four earned -- on four hits with three walks.Thats a young group over there (and) theyre going to continue to fight, Texas manager Jeff Banister said of the Astros. Was it pretty? No, but we got the job done.Carlos Beltran homered in the fourth, his 26th overall and fourth since coming to the Rangers from the New York Yankees at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. He had three RBI.Fister allowed season highs in hits (10), runs (eight) and earned runs (seven).WHERES THE BALL?The Rangers pulled even at 2 in the second by scoring two runs on a bouncer to third by Andrus. First baseman A.J. Reed caught Bregmans high throw as Lucroy scored but didnt realize the ball was knocked out of his glove on the tag as Andrus ran by him, allowing Gomez to score.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: 1B Marwin Gonzalez was day to day after leaving the previous game with discomfort in his right hamstring. A similar problem sidelined him for several games a month ago.Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis (right lat strain) will make the trip to Seattle and pitch Monday for Class A Spokane at Everett, near Seattle. He could return to the rotation after what will be his third rehab outing.UP NEXTAstros: Rookie RHP Joe Musgrove (2-2, 4.36 ERA) allowed one run in seven innings against Texas in his first big league start Aug. 7, five days after his debut in relief. Hes been in the rotation since then.Rangers: LHP Derek Holland (6-6, 4.68) is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA in two starts since returning from a stint on the 60-day disabled list because of left shoulder inflammation. Andre Tippett Jersey . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. Andre Tippett Patriots Jersey . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. https:///...yar-Inverted-Jersey/ .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. MINNEAPOLIS -- Natasha Howard scored 21 points and the Minnesota Lynx ended a three-game skid with a 91-68 win over the San Antonio Stars on Saturday night.The Lynx (14-3) led the entire way with Maya Moore and Jia Perkins adding 14 points each. Moore avoided the first four-game losing streak of her career.Lindsay Whalen scored 12 and Rebekkah Brunson had eight points and 12 rebounds. Minnesota opened the season with 13 straight wins -- a WNBA record for best start -- but fell to No. 2 in the AP WNBA poll after lossing two last week and dropped another on Wednesday night in overtime to New York. Custom New England Patriots Jerseys. The 11th-ranked Stars (4-13) got no closer after the break than the 19-point halftime deficit and the Lynx had their largest margin at 75-43 with 8:51 left in the game.Kayla Alexander had 11 points and Moriah Jefferson 10 for San Antonio, which won its first road game on Friday night in Indiana. ' ' ' 

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