Welcome to Houston, Jose Urquidy

Houston Astros v Colorado Rockies

We're having trouble learning to pronounce your last name, Jose, but bear with us. We'll get it and based on your play in last night's win over the Rangers, you'll be a household name in no time at all.

Jose Urquidy threw seven dominant innings for his first major league win and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, sending Houston past Texas.

Making his third career start, Urquidy held the Rangers to two baserunners - a homer by Shin-Soo Choo and an infield single by Hunter Pence. The 24-year-old rookie right-hander from Mexico struck out nine.

Tony Kemp also homered as Houston won its fourth straight and handed Texas its sixth consecutive defeat.

Urquidy retired his first nine batters before Choo's homer to center field in the fourth. Then he set down the next 11 hitters until Pence's single in the seventh.

Rangers starter Ariel Jurado (5-6) allowed five runs and eight hits while striking out five in five innings.

The Astros and Rangers wrap up the series this afternoon. The Astros welcome the A's to Minute Maid Park for three games beginning Monday while the Rangers head off to Seattle.

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