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Houston catcher's first All Star selection

  • Houston catcher Jason Castro hit a three-run homer to give the visiting Astros a 9-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. 

    Castro's seventh inning blast gave the Astros a 7-4 lead and Jake Elmore ended the scoring in the eighth with his first career homer for the team. Travis Blackley ended a run of six straight losses to the Rangers and Texas starter Yu Darvish allowed five runs and six hits in six innings.

    The 26-year-old Japanese pitcher failed to win for the eighth time in nine starts. 

    In New York, the Yankees drove in the game-winning run and Nunez, who had started the season as the regular shortstop in place of the injured Derek Jeter has two hits, a sacrifice fly and two runs battled in to help his team complete a season-high sixth consecutive victory.