Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was suppose to get a day off at some point during the series with the Los Angeles Angels. The day game on Wednesday seem like a fitting day, instead Altuve was 4-for-5 with four runs scored, a double and triple in the Astros' 10-4 win.
The win completes the second straight sweep of the Angels in as many weeks, and continues a streak of eight win over the Angels in 2016.
Altuve got the offense going in the first with a single and his 21st stolen base of the season. Carlos Correa singled Altuve home to make the score 1-0 Houston. The Angels would load the bases in the bottom of the frame but Astros starter Dallas Keuchel was able to work out of the jam.
Keuchel had less success in the second inning. He allowed a home run to Jeff Bandy to open the frame. An error by A.J. Reed allowed Johnny Giavotella to reach and Kole Calhoun followed a triple to put the Angels up one.
Houston took the lead back in the third with a walk to George Springer, a triple to Altuve, and a sacrifice fly from Luis Valbuena.
Keuchel settled in for the most part for the rest of the game, allowing one run over his final four inning of work of a Mike Trout single and a Albert Pujols double.
Marwin Gonzalez and Jose Altuve led off the fifth with hits -- Altuve hit was double to put two runners in scoring position. Both runners would score as shortstop Andrelton Simmons attempted to claim that a grounder from Correa hit Altuve as headed to third.
George Springer sent a Jered Weaver handing breaking ball over the left center field wall for his 17th home run of the season.
Carlos Gomez, Evan Gattis, and Jake Marisnick would pick up RBIs in the 9th inning as Houston tacked on three more runs to push the score 10-4.
Keuchel allowed two earned runs over six inning on six hits and three walks while striking out three.