Whether Rays like it or not, Astros’ Framber Valdez has reason to smile

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Astros lefthander Framber Valdez had his curveball under control during most of his stint Friday, but he needed some veteran leadership to help keep his emotions in check during what could have been a rocky sixth inning.

Gifted with a four-run lead entering the bottom of the sixth, Valdez retired the dangerous Randy Arozarena for the first out and then allowed a base hit to Hunter Renfroe before Rays first baseman Yandy Diaz came to the plate.

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