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Greinke leads Astros to 3-1 win; Rangers lose 12th straight

The Astros completed the three-game sweep and also handed the Rangers their 12th straight loss.
Credit: AP
Houston Astros relief pitcher Cristian Javier reacts after his team's double play to end the top of the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON — Zack Greinke threw six solid innings, Abraham Toro homered and the Houston Astros sent Texas to its 12th straight loss, beating the Rangers 3-1.

The Rangers’ skid is tied for second-longest in team history and the first time they’ve dropped a dozen in a row since 1982.

The Texas record is 15 straight losses in September 1972, under manager Ted Williams in the team’s first season after moving from Washington.

The Rangers’ 0-10 road trip was the worst in team history. Texas went 0-9 on a trip earlier this season from May 25-June 3.