Wednesday was a get-away game. A strange midweek 1:10 start and frankly most fans wouldn’t have known the Astros lost if they had.
But they didn’t. The team improved to 23-11, best in baseball, with a 4-2 win over the Braves.
The Astros road to victory behind the bats of George Springer, Carlos Correa and the arms of Joe Musgrove and Will Harris.
The Astros got on the board first with a double from George Springer, scoring Jake Marisnick in the third inning.
In the fourth inning, Musgrove’s only struggles came in the fourth inning. Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia touched up Musgrove for a pair of solo home runs.
The Astros answered back in the fifth inning. With two outs, Carlos Beltran and Jose Altuve reached base. Carlos Correa brought them both home with a Correa double into the left-center gap.
Yuli Gurriel dropped a single in center, allowing Correa to score. Astros led 4-2 in the fifth inning.
Will Harris loaded the bases in the eighth inning with two outs. He faced Matt Kemp and struck him out to end the Braves’ threat.
The Astros now head to New York to face the Yankees.