Profar helps Rangers rally for 3-2 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth, and the Texas Rangers handed the Houston Astros another difficult loss by rallying for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.

Rougned Odor helped set up Profar's clutch swing when he reached on a wild pitch after striking out with one out. He swiped second and scored on Elvis Andrus' two-out triple against Ken Giles (2-4).

Profar followed with a base hit into left field, helping AL West-leading Texas improve to 15-3 against Houston this year. Alex Claudio (4-1) pitched the eighth for the win, and Tanner Scheppers worked a perfect ninth for his first save.

Houston is 4 1/2 games back of Toronto and Baltimore for the top spot in the wild-card standings.

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