ALDS, Game 4: Blue Jays vs. Rangers lineups

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Here are the Blue Jays and Rangers lineups for Game 4 of the ALDS in Texas:

BLUE JAYS:
LF Ben Revere
3B Josh Donaldson
RF Jose Bautista
DH Edwin Encarnacion
1B Chris Colabello
SS Troy Tulowitzki
C Russell Martin
CF Kevin Pillar
2B Ryan Goins

SP R.A. Dickey

Pretty standard lineup for the Blue Jays against a left-hander, which means Chris Colabello starts at first base over Justin Smoak and bats ahead of Troy Tulowitzki. Russell Martin is back in the lineup after being on the bench in favor of Dioner Navarro in Game 3. During the regular season Martin was behind the plate for 20 of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey’s starts and the duo had a 3.44 ERA working together.

RANGERS:
CF Delino DeShields
RF Shin-Soo Choo
3B Adrian Beltre
DH Prince Fielder
1B Mitch Moreland
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Josh Hamilton
2B Rougned Odor
C Robinson Chirinos

SP Derek Holland

UPDATE: After going through pregame warm-ups Adrian Beltre is starting, as the Rangers have revised their lineup with him playing third base and batting third.

Astros extend winning streak to 11 games

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The Astros rallied late to keep their winning streak alive, extending it to 11 games with a 7-4 victory over the Royals on Sunday afternoon. The club is now 48-25, leading the Mariners by a full game in the AL West.

The Royals took a 4-2 lead after three innings, but Brian McCann knocked in a run with a single in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to one run. Carlos Correa hit a game-tying solo home run in the eighth. The Astros kept their foot on the gas, scoring two more runs on RBI singles from Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez in the top of the eighth and another in the top of the ninth on Correa’s sacrifice fly.

Starter Lance McCullers allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings. Tony Sipp worked a scoreless seventh. Ken Giles did the same in the eighth. Hector Rondon finished off the win in the ninth, working around a one-out walk with a game-ending double play.

After winning all 10 games on their road trip against the Rangers, Athletics, and Royals, the Astros will head home for a nine-game homestand against the Rays, Royals, and Blue Jays. Each club is below .500.