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Royals 4, Astros 2: Altuve's offense not enough

Altuve generates the Astros only two runs, but Ken Giles struggles continue in a loss.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Altuve hit a monster home run on the train track at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. But Salvador Perez's eighth-inning home run was the difference for the Kansas Royals in a 4-2 win.

Both teams traded doubles as Mike Moustakas and Jose Altuve collected two-baggers, both teams couldn't find a way to drive the runners home.

Scott Feldman worked around another double in the second, this time, it came from Kendrys Morales. Both pitchers, Scott Feldman and Yordano Ventura, keep the scoreboard blank for the first five innings.

The Royals broke through until the sixth inning. With runners on the corners, Feldman threw the ball away while going to first -- allowing Lorenzo Cain to score. Salvador Perez's sacrifice fly generated another run in the inning. Kansas City led 2-0.

Jose Altuve got a run back with a mammoth blast, thumping a high, inside pitch from Ventura onto the train tracks.

Altuve generated another run in the seventh following a Jason Castro triple -- his second of the series and season. Altuve doubled home, Castro.

Ken Giles came in to keep the score tied, it wouldn't stay that way. Following a walk to Alex Gordon, Perez smacked a 1-2 slider for a home run. Royals led 4-2

Houston would only get a walk over the next two innings in the comeback attempt.

Altuve was 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the game.