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Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win

Jose Altuve upped the pressure on Alex Bregman as he walked to home plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

"Altuve told me ... that he's not bringing his bat or batting gloves to the on-deck circle, so I better get the job done," Bregman said. "So I had to find a way."

Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.

Houston trailed 4-0 after three innings but cut the lead to one entering the ninth.

Sergio Romo (1-2) walked Marwin Gonzalez to start the ninth, then allowed a single to Max Stassi. Tony...

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