Arroyo pitches 3 perfect innings as Nats lose to Astros 4-3 - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Arroyo pitches 3 perfect innings as Nats lose to Astros 4-3

By CARL KOTALA
Associated Press

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Bronson Arroyo boosted his comeback attempt with three perfect innings Thursday in the Washington Nationals' 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros.

The 39-year-old right-hander struck out three and walked none. The strikeouts were consecutive, with Arroyo retiring Mike Duffy, Preston Tucker and Jon Singleton in a stretch from the second to third innings.

In his first outing, Arroyo gave up two runs and four hits in two innings.

Arroyo has not pitched in the major leagues since 2014. He had Tommy John surgery in July 2014.

Houston's Marwin Gonzalez homered for the second straight day, a two-run drive in the fourth against Trevor Gott. The Astros have 15 homers in the exhibition season.

Astros starter Collin McHugh allowed two hits - both by Ben Revere - in three scoreless innings.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Fighting to protect: MMA fighter serves community as policeman

    Fighting to protect: MMA fighter serves community as policeman

    Sunday, June 24 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-06-24 23:12:32 GMT
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)

    A professional MMA fighter is making a name for himself here in Central Texas. 

    More >>

    A professional MMA fighter is making a name for himself here in Central Texas. 

    More >>
  • World Cup fans are drinking so much beer, Russia is running low

    World Cup fans are drinking so much beer, Russia is running low

    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-06-24 21:08:55 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-06-24 21:19:06 GMT
    Restaurants and bars in Moscow told Reuters the influx of fans have nearly drained their supply and it is taking longer than usual to restock. (Source: Pixabay)Restaurants and bars in Moscow told Reuters the influx of fans have nearly drained their supply and it is taking longer than usual to restock. (Source: Pixabay)

    One Russian waiter told Reuters their restaurant ran out of draft lager on Monday and the suppliers’ stocks are also running low.

    More >>

    One Russian waiter told Reuters their restaurant ran out of draft lager on Monday and the suppliers’ stocks are also running low.

    More >>
  • Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

    Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-06-23 20:29:18 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:29:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Sweden's Viktor Claesson, left, challenges Germany's Toni Kroos during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell). Sweden's Viktor Claesson, left, challenges Germany's Toni Kroos during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
    Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 to stay alive at the World Cup.More >>
    Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 to stay alive at the World Cup.More >>
Powered by Frankly