The homerun was the weapon of choice. Carlos Correa and Brian McCann opened the scoring with a pair of solo home runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Marwin Gonzalez continued the hit parade in the second inning with a double, he would score on an Alex Bregman single. Bregman would score on a George Springer single after moving into scoring position on a Norichika Aoki walk.
Houston led 4-1 entering the sixth inning with Charlie Morton rolling on the mound. Morton allowed just one run over six innings, striking out eight and walking two.
Gonzalez added his third home run in two days with a two-run blast in the sixth inning. Springer added a RBI double and Josh Reddick scored Springer from third with a sacrifice fly.
Reddick added two more RBIs with two-run home run in the eighth inning.
In total, the Astros four home runs and 13 hits in the game. Correa was 4-for-5 with a double and home run.
Tony Sipp gave up two walks in an inning of work but didn’t allow a run. Michael Feliz struck out three and walked one over two scoreless, hitless innings.
The Astros go for the sweep on the get-away day.