Lucas Harrell allowed just one run over seven innings but the Astros lost to the Pirates on Sunday.
Harrell got exactly zero support from his offense and was handed his fifth loss despite pitching very well. He allowed just four hits -- one double and three singles -- while striking out three batters and walking only one. The right-hander will try to keep it rolling next week against the A's.
Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 against the Pirates on Saturday, his first game since May 13.
Altuve was on the bereavement list for the past five days, but it didn't show in his first game back. Altuve just continued to hit, raising his average to .342 in the process. The only reason he doesn't get the attention given to other star second basemen is the fact that he plays for the Astros. Fantasy players know his skill level.
Jason Castro had two hits and scored the winning run in the Astros' 4-2 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Castro led off the top of the 11th inning with a double off the wall and scored on a Matt Dominguez fielder's choice. The catcher owns just a .243/.282/.393 line on the year, but he's got more pop than that and he's been pegged as the Astros' long-term backstop.
Erik Bedard allowed two runs in six innings and took a no-decision as the Astros beat the Pirates on Saturday.
The start was Bedard's longest outing of the year, and it was the second-straight appearance in which he's allowed just two runs. Still, there's very little to like about Bedard's prospects for the rest of the season. His next start will come Friday against the A's.