The Houston Astros have a unique honor when it comes to the MLB All-Star Game. Houston had a three-game winning streak with the National League before the Astros switched to the American League in 2013. The AL won four straight games entering Tuesday at Marlins Park with the Astros in tow.
AL West foe and Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano gave the AL win with a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning. Andrew Miller held on for the save in the 2-1 win.
The Astros were one of two teams entering the All-Star break with 60 wins and was represented by a franchise record six players: Second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Carlos Correa, right-handed pitcher Chris Devenski, left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel, right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and outfielder George Springer.
The Astros had three starters with Altuve, Correa, and Springer. Keuchel was on the DL and didn’t play. McCullers didn’t get into the game.
Altuve, Correa, and Springer combined to go 0-for-8 at the plate during the pitcher’s duel.
But Altuve and Correa did turn a slick double play in the second inning.
Chris Devenski pitched a clean eighth inning out of the bullpen, including a strikeout of Joey Votto.