Astros continue home dominance against Rangers with 5-1 win

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    Houston catcher Martín Maldonado entered Thursday's game batting just .116.

    But with the Astros clinging to a one-run lead and the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth inning, manager Dusty Baker decided to stick with the veteran instead of using a pinch hitter.

    Baker's decision paid off when Maldonado hit a three-run double to give the Astros some insurance in a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers.

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