How the tide turns, am I right? The Astros took the momentum away from the Yankees with a comeback victory on Saturday. Now Houston returned the favor, after a lopsided victory by the Yankees on Friday, with an 8-1 win by the Astros on Sunday.
The Astros bats were more than enough to do the job. The Houston offense collected eight extra-base hits.
While the Astros bullpen once against stood tall to help the starting pitcher stumbled. Mike Fiers needed 105 pitches to get through four innings. But didn’t allow a run but he walked four.
Chris Devenski, Michael Feliz, and James Hoyt pitched four clean innings. Asher Tolliver gave up one run without retiring a batter. Dayan Diaz pitched the final inning without issue.
The extra-base parade kicked into gear in the second inning. Carlos Beltran doubled, followed by Marwin Gonzalez who blasted his 14th home run of the season. A pair of doubles from Yuli Gurriel and Josh Reddick scored another run.
Gurriel and Altuve singled ahead of a Carlos Correa double to score two runs in the fourth inning. Correa plated George Springer in the sixth inning, who laced a one-out double to start the inning.
Gurriel put the icing on the cake with a two-run home run to put Houston up 8-0.