ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Mauricio Dubón saw he was batting ninth for the Houston Astros in the opener of their pivotal series against the Texas Rangers, he had a message for leadoff hitter Jose Altuve.
“I told him we were going to go back-to-back,” Dubón said.
Altuve gave him a high-five, and then they went out and did just that — twice.
Dubón and Altuve hit consecutive home runs in the sixth and ninth innings as the Astros beat the struggling Texas Rangers 13-6 on Monday.
Rookie catcher Yainer Diaz capped Houston’s big…
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