Oswalt expected to make next start

Updated: July 18, 2010, 6:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PITTSBURGH -- Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt left Sunday's 9-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after four innings due to a left ankle contusion.

Oswalt, who was attempting to tie the franchise record for career victories in the outing, was struck in the foot by a sharply-hit ground ball by Pedro Alvarez in the second inning.

Joe Niekro is the Astros' all-time wins leader with 144.

Houston manager Brad Mills said he expects Oswalt (6-11) to make his next start.

"He ...

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