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Verlander wins 200th, Astros 1 up on A's

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Once they got behind closed doors in the clubhouse, the Houston Astros showered Justin Verlander with champagne.

No, it wasn't for helping them avoid a sweep at the Coliseum. But that was a nice benefit, too.

Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to retake sole possession of the AL West lead.

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AL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 F. Lindor, Cle102
2 M. Betts, Bos100
3 J. Martinez, Bos92
4 A. Benintendi, Bos87
5 J. Ramírez, Cle85
6 M. Trout, LAA82
7 G. Stanton, NYY81
8t A. Bregman, Hou78
8t J. Segura, Sea78
10 E. Rosario, Min77
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NL Runs Scored
Rank Name R
1 C. Blackmon, Col89
2t O. Albies, Atl84
2t C. Yelich, Mil84
4 M. Carpenter, StL83
5 N. Arenado, Col80
6t P. Goldschmidt, Ari78
6t B. Harper, Was78
8 C. Hernández, Phi77
9 F. Freeman, Atl76
10 T. Turner, Was75
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