Erik Bedard was also a non-roster invitee who earned a spot in the Houston rotation. Since he’s the fifth starter and isn’t scheduled to pitch until April 7 at the earliest. However, Houston was able to use him out of the bullpen on Sunday and Bedard responded by throwing 3 1/3 shutout innings of relief while striking out two and allowing one hit.
Houston and Texas have Monday off before resuming the series on Tuesday. Lucas Harrell is scheduled to start for Houston with Yu Darvish going for the Rangers.