Dallas Keuchel heads to the disabled list

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Astros placed their ace, Dallas Keuchel, on the 10-day disabled list with a neck injury.

Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled start last night due to an illness. It’s not clear if this is at all related to the neck discomfort, but he did have some issues with his neck last month as well. Either way, Keuchel is headed back to Houston for an evaluation by team doctors.

Keuchel is 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA on the season. The Astros, who have the best record in baseball, enjoy a 12-game lead over their nearest pursuers in the AL West. They can afford to be without Keuchel for a bit.