HOUSTON -AP- Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth, and the Texas Rangers handed the Houston Astros another difficult loss by rallying for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.
Rougned Odor helped set up Profar's clutch swing when he reached on a wild pitch after striking out with one out. He swiped second and scored onElvis Andrus' two-out triple against Ken Giles (2-4).
Profar followed with a base hit into left field, helping AL West-leading Texas improve to 15-3 against Houston this year. 
Profar helps Rangers rally for 3-2 win over Astros
Alex Claudio (4-1) pitched the eighth for the win, and Tanner Scheppers worked a perfect ninth for his first save.
Houston is 4 1/2 games back of Toronto and Baltimore for the top spot in the wild-card standings.
Jose Altuve homered in the fourth and Jason Castro connected in the sixth, sending a drive to the upper deck in right field to give the Astros a 2-1 lead.
Adrian Beltre led off the second with his 30th homer for Texas. Beltre fell to a knee after swinging, but his towering shot traveled all the way to the Crawford Boxes in left.
Houston right-hander Brad Peacock allowed three hits in six innings. He retired his last 10 batters.
Texas right-hander A.J. Griffin also pitched well, striking out seven in a season-long seven innings. Griffin has allowed 26 homers this season and seven over his three September starts.
Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 27 because of inflammation in his left shoulder, probably will not throw Wednesday, manager A.J. Hinch said. "We are going to go day to day and see if we can increase any type of activity, but his target date is a little gray area than anything else," Hinch said.
On Evan Gattis' towering popup in the fifth, Andrus came in from shortstop and walked up the back of the pitcher's mound. As he made the catch, Andrus appeared to trip on the top of the mound and fell, but hung on to the ball.
Altuve also lost his footing during the game, but his fall did not have a good result. Altuve hit an infield single off third base in the sixth that was fielded by Andrus. Altuve made a wide turn around first and slipped in the dirt about 15 feet past first. Andrus double-pumped and then fired to first as Altuve had issues getting his footing back and was tagged out.

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