The 5 best Astros starts from April

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Justin Verlander – Game Score: 73 | IP: 7.0 | H: 4 | R: 0 | K: 8 | BB: 0

Verlander’s second eight strikeout, zero walk game in four starts was a pitchers duel with the Texas Rangers’ Martin Perez, who was perfect through the first six innings. It was Perez who blinked first and then Corey Seager hit a home run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at one.

Kyle Tucker saved Verlander from another tough luck no decision with a top of the eighth home run and the bullpen hung on, but Verlander baffled and befuddled Rangers batters all day and threw 70.3% strikes on ninety-one pitches.