Andrus hits sac fly in 9th as Rangers beat Astros

Elvis Andrus hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to score pinch runner Adam Rosales and give the Texas Rangers their major league-leading 40th comeback win of the season, 5-4 over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

As Andrus came up to bat with one out and the bases loaded, the Astros moved left fielder Chris Carter to first base to add a fifth infielder. But Andrus instead sent a ball soaring into left-center field for the fourth game-ending hit of his career.

During a wild eighth inning, Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers gave up three hits, one walk, hit two batters and threw two wild pitches to surrender the lead. But closer Joe Nathan (4-2) shut down the Astros in the ninth to get the win.

Chia-Jen Lo (0-1) took the loss for Houston, which was swept in the series and has lost eight straight against Texas.

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