It was a late-night victory that many of you might have missed. Heck, we're not getting to the recap until about 12 hours too late. Yet, the Astros continue to win games, even if no one stayed up that long.
Jose Altuve is your hero here, hitting a three-run double to give Houston a 6-3 win. His bases-loaded double allowed Chris Carter, Jed Lowrie and Jake Marisnick to score, shortly after Carter and Marisnick each had RBI singles.
The pitching, though, is what carried Houston. Collin McHugh may not have had his best stuff, but he hung in for seven innings, striking out three and walking two while scattering seven hits and three runs. The bullpen went the rest of the way, as Pat Neshek and Chad Qualls struck out five of the six combined batters they faced in two 1-2-3 innings.
Neshek picked up his fourth hold on the young season, lowering his ERA to 3.86 while Qualls saved his first game of the season.
The Astros will go for the series sweep against Seattle at 9 p.m.