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Calhoun Homers Two times In Arizona’s 6-Three Win Over Houston


Houston Astros beginning pitcher Zack Greinke, left, throws to Arizona Diamondbacks’ Christian Walker all the way through the primary inning of a baseball (generic term) Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photograph/David J. Phillip)

Kole Calhoun hit two house runs to steer the Arizona Diamondbacks over former teammate Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros 63 on Friday evening.

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HOUSTON: Kole Calhoun hit two house runs to steer the Arizona Diamondbacks over former teammate Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros 6-Three on Friday evening.

Calhoun attached on Greinke’s fastball within the fourth inning for an upper-deck shot to correct. The 3-run homer put Arizona forward 3-2.

His 2nd pressure narrowly sneaked by means of the glove of jumping correct fielder Josh Reddick. The solo shot off Blake Taylor within the 8 made it 6-3. Calhoun has 14 homers following his 2nd multihomer effort of the season.

Greinke matched his season top with 9 strikeouts and pitched three-run ball over 5 innings. It was once his first get started in opposition to Arizona after being traded to Houston on the time limit remaining season.

Arizona took a 4-Three lead within the 7th on an RBI triple by means of Pavin Smith off Luis Garcia (0-1). Smith then scored on a wild pitch.

Arizona starter Zac Gallen (2-2) allowed a run within the first inning on a wild pitch and a run within the 3rd inning on a double by means of Kyle Tucker. George Springer led off the 5th with a homer off the teach tracks above left-center box. His 11th house run of the season tied it at 3.

Gallen allowed six hits in six innings, placing out six.

Jose Altuve had his first extra-base hit since Aug. 22, a span of 42 at-bats, with a double into the right-center box hole within the 7th inning. Altuve entered Friday hitting .216.

The Astros have misplaced 11 in their remaining 15 and fell to 25-26.


Diamondbacks: IF Ketel Marte (wrist) will take batting observe on Saturday with hopes that he may go back subsequent week, supervisor Torey Lovullo stated. … IF Andy Younger had a correct hamate (hand) bone surgically got rid of and is out for the season. Younger was once hit by means of a pitch on the groups exchange coaching website. He’s anticipated to be able for 2021 spring coaching. Younger had 5 hits in 26 at-bats in 12 video games of his first season within the majors.

Astros: RHP Justin Verlander (forearm) is scheduled to throw a simulated sport on Monday. Verlander threw 75 pitches in a simulated sport on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. … RHP Brad Peacock was once positioned at the 10-day injured checklist with correct shoulder soreness, backdated to Sept. 15. … Taylor was once activated from the 10-day IL.


Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver (1-7, 6.70) will get started Saturday, seeking to snap his five-game dropping streak.

Astros: RHP Cristian Javier (4-2, 3.22) allowed one run on 4 hits in six innings in an 8-2 win over Arizona on Aug. 4.