Settling the Score: Wednesday’s results

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It came as a mild surprise when the Astros promoted prospect Lance McCullers from Triple-A Fresno on May 18 — only a couple of days after he had been promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi — but the 21-year-old now looks like he very much belongs.

McCullers tossed his first career complete game on Wednesday night against the Orioles, allowing just four hits and one run over nine innings as the Astros defeated the visiting Orioles 3-1. He struck out 11 Baltimore batters and didn’t issue a single walk.

McCullers now boasts a 1.88 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 29/6 K/BB ratio over his first 24 innings (four starts) at the major league level.

Houston is 34-20 with a six-game lead over the Angels in the American League West.

Craig is hopping trains like a hobo for the next few weeks, so And That Happened is on hiatus.

Here are Wednesday’s box scores and recaps …

Twins 3, Red Sox 6 (Game 1)

Brewers 4, Cardinals 7 

Yankees 3, Mariners 1

Braves 8, Diamondbacks 9

Pirates 5, Giants 2

Blue Jays 8, Nationals 0

Reds 4, Phillies 5 (11 innings)

Athletics 6, Tigers 1

Cubs 3, Marlins 7

Twins 2, Red Sox 0 (Game 2)

White Sox 9, Rangers 2

Indians 2, Royals 4

Orioles 1, Astros 3

Mets 3, Padres 7

Rays 6, Angels 5 (10 innings)

Dodgers 6, Rockies 7

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.