ARLINGTON, Texas —
The Astros pushed their season strikeout total to 1,477 — more than 100 ahead of No. 2 Minnesota on that list. Houston locked up its third straight season of at least 106 losses and needs one more to match last year’s franchise record.
Notes: Rios’ homer snapped a six-game streak without a long ball for Texas at Rangers Ballpark. ... Astros rookie C Max Stassi rejoined the team in the same ballpark where he was hit by a pitch in the jaw and missed a month with a concussion.
Stassi hasn’t played since Aug. 21 at Rangers Ballpark, where a pitch from Texas reliever Tanner Scheppers glanced off his left shoulder and hit him in the jaw the day after his major league debut.
... Beltre, Texas’ leader in average, homers and RBIs, went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts, although he did have a sacrifice fly.