Dallas Keuchel returns to Cy Young form

Each night in the 2016 baseball season, we'll run down the top news, facts and highlights from action around Major League Baseball.Astros starterDallas Keuchel is going through a disappointing 2016 season after being named theAL Cy Young Award winner last year, but Friday he turned in an award-winning performance as his team cut Braves Youth Cool Base Navy Jersey into the rival Rangers' AL West lead.MORE: Trade deadline winners and losersIn the opener of a three-game series,Keuchel threw hisfourth career complete-game shutout to narrowthe Astros' deficit in theWest to 5 1/2games.Keuchel allowed just three hits and struck out seven in the 5-0 victory,his seventh win of the season.MORE: SN's MLB scoreboard | Updated standingsThe Astros jumped ahead with afour-run third inning keyed byRBI hits fromJose Altuve, Carlos Correa andTyler White.Player of the dayJaime Garcia, SP, Cardinals. Phil Niekro Jersey Not only did Garcia hurl eightscorele s innings, allowingthreehits with 11strikeouts, he also drove inthe game's only run in St. Louis' 1-0 victory over Atlanta. His second-inning single plated Matt Holliday.HighlightOn the eighth pitch of an at-bat against Reds relieverRo s Ohlendorf, Pirates pinchhitter Sean Rodriguez connected on a walkoff solo homer in the ninth inning. Dansby Swanson Youth White Jersey Three things to knowYankees first baseman Mark Teixeiraannounced hisretirement,effective at the end of this season. The 14-yearplayer is the only firstbaseman in MLB historywith 400 or morehome runs and fiveGold Glove awards .SPECTOR: Teixeira's legacy goes well beyond HR totals The Nationals topped the Giants5-1 to drop San Francisco to5-14 since the All-Star break, the worst record in the majors.Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said 2015 All-Star and Gold Gloveoutfielder A.J. Pollock (elbow) John Smoltz Jersey could return to the club before Sept. 1.What's nextBlue Jays (63-47)at Royals (51-58), 7:15 p.m. ET: The only pitching matchup of the day between starters with an ERA below 3.00features AL ERA leader Aaron Sanchez (11-1, 2.71 ERA) and the Jays vs. Danny Duffy (7-1, 2.98 ERA) and the Royals. Duffy is coming off a franchise-record16 strikeouts against the Rays.Giants (62-47)at Atlanta Braves Cool Base White Jersey Nationals (65-44), 7:05 p.m. ET: Stephen Strasburg (15-1, 2.63 ERA) will seek his career-best 16th win after being namedJuly's Pitcher of the Month. Matt Cain (3-6, 5.53 ERA) toes the rubber for the Giants; he will look to end Jayson Werths on-base streak at36 games.

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