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Astros 8, Royals 2: Home sweet home for Astros

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Crush City and McHugh start the homestand off on the right foot.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros opened up on the road for only the 15th time in the club's 55-year history. A blowout win over the the reigning World Series Champions Kansas City Royals , 8-2, got play at home started right for Houston.

Astros starter Collin McHugh found his form again, holding the Royals scoreless through seven innings.

Crush City was in full effect. Colby Rasmus continued the Astros' stretch, a home run in each of the team's seven games. Tyler White continued to hit, going 2-for-4 with a single and double. Jose Altuve was 3-for-4 with two stolen bases.

Altuve singled on the first pitch of the game and stole second on the second pitch of the game. He would come home the final 180 feet on a Carlos Correa double.

Rasmus hit a home run on to the second deck to make the score 3-0 Astros.

The Astros played add on in the fifth inning. Preston Tucker picked up a one-out walk, and Luis Valbuena and Jason Castro followed with extra-base hits. Valbuena smacked a double and Castro a triple. Altuve added a single to help the Astro put three more runs on the board.

McHugh had the help of the Astros defense in the fifth, the team that turned a 3-6-1 double play to end the inning.

Houston added one more run in the sixth. Altuve went first to third on a George Springer single, and scored on a Correa single to right.

McHugh was in a pickle in the seventh inning. The bases were loaded after the Astros failed to turn a double play with Reymond Fuentes racing to second. McHugh got Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain to pop out to end the threat.

The Royals finally got on the board in the eighth inning with Tony Sipp on the mound. Sipp allowed a single to Eric Hosmer and home run to Kendrys Morales before retiring a batter. Sipp finish off the next three batters in order.

The Astros added back another run in the bottom of the eighth. Altuve walked and raced home on a Springer triple -- creating the final score of 8-2.

McHugh finished with the line of 7 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 1 BB and 4 SO.

Houston improved to 3-4 on the season.