The Houston Astros offense hasn't exploded in many games this season. There has been spurts but nothing constant. The Astros took a step toward that trend by following up a six-run output on Sunday with 10 runs on Monday -- winning 10-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
It didn't look like the Astros would need more than 3 or 4 runs with Fister on the mound. Fister pitched seven innings allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. The Angels didn't get on the board until the sixth inning when Albert Pujols and C.J. Cron hit back-to-back doubles.
The Astros jumped all over Jhoulys Chacin. George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez reached to open the bottom of the first. Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa pushed the runners over with groundouts -- scoring Springer. Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez singled to score two more runs.
The Astros knocked out Chacin in the third inning. Correa walked and Rasmus singled to open the frame. Gomez drove in his second run of the game with a single. Luis Valbuena doubled home another run and Evan Gattis kept the RBI train rolling with single to make it 6-0 Astros after three.
Jose Altuve added the seven-run of the game with a mammoth shot just left of center fielder high off the wall in the fourth. Correa would add his own home run in the sixth and Jason Castro joined the home run party in the seventh. Houston led 10-2.
Johnny Giavotella hit a home run off Micahel Feliz on a 96-mph fastball.
Former Astro Gregorio Petit made the score look much closer with a grand slam in the ninth off Tony Tipp. Sipp loaded the bases with an error, a single to Daniel Nava, and a single from Shane Robinson.
Pat Neshek came into clean up the final two outs in the nineth.