Rangers 3, Astros 2
HOUSTON — Jonathan Lucroy hit two homers and Carlos Beltran had a tiebreaking single and three hits for the Rangers. Texas improved to 10-2 against the Astros this season and pulled 6½ games ahead of Houston in the AL West. Lucroy got his second home run in the eighth for his seventh career multihomer game and first this season. Beltran and Lucroy were acquired before the trade deadline by the Rangers.