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Astros report: Cruz a victim of starters’ ineffectivenessIn a way, reliever Rhiner Cruz became a victim of the Astros rotation’s inefficiency Friday. In need of long relievers to help eat innings that aren’t picked up by the struggling starting rotation, the Astros called up Dallas Keuchel and optioned CruzShare TweetMike Foltynewicz, the Astros’ 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and fellow righthander Asher Wojciechowski, who is arguably the Astros’ fastest rising prospect, were promoted a level Friday. Wojciechowski, the Class AA Corpus Christi Pitcher of tShare TweetNEW YORK - Another Astros loss with another starting pitcher who couldn’t make it through five innings. A potential ninth-inning rally against Yankees closer Mariano Rivera killed by a line-out double play, which began when Brandon Barnes attempted aShare Tweet