The Diamondbacks came into Saturday's game on a six-game winning streak. That streak was in jeopardy as Arizona had to face the Astros' ace, Dallas Keuchel. Following today, Keuchel had a 9-0 record in 11 starts at Minute Maid Park this season with a 1.13 ERA. It would be near impossible to save the streak after the Astros hit four home runs in the game -- Houston won 9-2.
It wouldn't be the easiest day for Keuchel but he found a way. Keuchel had 44 pitch inning in the second, walking three Diamondbacks in the inning. Arizona would take a 2-1 lead after Keuchel forced home a run on a walk.
The opening run of the game came on a Carlos Correa home run. Hank Conger tied the game third with a home run of his own.
The Astros would build on their lead in the fourth after a Evan Gattis double, Jed Lowrie reached on an error, and Colby Rasmus was hit by a pitch. Chris Carter took a walk from Jeremy Hellickson with the bases loaded for a run.
Hank Conger blew the game open with a grand slam in the fourth. Carlos Correa added another home run, scoring Carlos Gomez in the sixth.
Carlos Gomez was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored.
Josh Fields and Vincent Velasquez pitched the final three inning to secure the win.