Astros beat Lynn, Rangers 8-4

Astros beat Lynn, Rangers 8-4

Zack Greinke struck out a season-high nine in six innings and improved to 3-0.

Credit: AP Houston Astros’ Aledmys Diaz (16) celebrates with Jose Altuve (27) and Michael Brantley after they all scored on Aledmys’ three-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Author: Associated Press.

HOUSTON — Aledmys Díaz hit a three-run homer and Michael Brantley added three RBIs, leading Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros to an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers.

Greinke struck out a season-high nine in six innings and improved to 3-0.

The 36-year-old Greinke leads the majors with the most career starts among active pitchers with 455, passing teammate Justin Verlander’s 454.

Texas starter Lance Lynn hadn’t given up more than three earned runs in a game this season but was tagged for four runs in the first inning on an RBI single by Brantley and the homer by Díaz.

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