MLB roundup: Cole hits 300 K’s, pitches Astros to playoffs

Sep 18, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) reacts and Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman (11) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Gerrit Cole eclipsed the 300-strikeout mark for the season and did so in style, pitching host Houston to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, allowing the Astros to clinch their fourth playoff berth in five years. Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve slugged homers for the American League West-leading Astros, who can do […]

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