Astros ace Dallas Keuchel scratched from Wednesday start with illness

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel wasscratched from his start Wednesday night against the Shelby Miller Jersey Royals due to an illne s, the team reported.Dayan Diaz got thestart for the Astros, whohave the best record in baseball (42-17).Keuchel, who is 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA, would have beenbidding for his 10th win of the season. He warmed up with the team, only to go back to the clubhouse 10 minutes before the game started.His illne s also spoiled a sterling matchup with Royals left-handerJason Vargas, who has a 2.08ERA, in a game that would have matched the top two pitchers in ERA in the majors.