George Springer and Tony Kemp both homered in the loss for the Astros, who took the weekend series after winning the first two games. This after taking last season's World Series, although, a World Series hero in Springer went down on Sunday. The star outfielder left in the third inning with discomfort in his left thumb. This comes after he was throw out trying to steal second base. Springer's long ball came in the first inning off of starter Walker Buehler, who earned his fifth win for the Dodgers. The Astros' slugger will undergo x-rays on his thumb.
Houston did welcome Roberto Osuna back from suspension for a domestic violence incident, and was on the active roster for the first time since being acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays. Osuna reportedly held a closed-door meeting for 10 minutes with his new team before the game. He was not used during the game on Sunday. Osuna replaced the roster spot of Lance McCullers, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list after exiting Saturday's game with an elbow injury.
Buehler pushed his record back over .500 for the Dodgers by lasting 5.1 innings and holding the Astros to two runs on four hits while striking out eight. On the other end, Gerrit Cole suffered his fourth loss after giving up three runs on six hits over five innings. The former Pittsburgh Pirate struck out eight and walked just one in the loss.
Dozier remains hot since coming over from the Minnesota Twins last Tuesday, and now has five extra-base hits and seven RBI in five games with the Dodgers. The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped a game at home against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, putting the NL West in another deadlock tie. The Dodgers move on to another interleague showdown with the red-hot Oakland Athletics beginning on Tuesday. The Astros stay out west to battle the San Francisco Giants on Monday.