The Houston Astros didn’t need a home run on Wednesday night to sweep the Atlanta Braves in a short two-game series. Instead, the Astros smacked seven doubles to win 10-4.
Joe Musgrove returned to the Astros after a short stint in the minors to work on his game. For 4 2⁄3 innings, Musgrove appeared to be back on track. But the Braves quickly scored four runs including a two-run home run for Ender Inciarte to tie the game at 4-4 in the fifth inning.
It only took two innings for the Astros to take the lead back. Nori Aoki led off with a double, Springer singled him to put Houston up 5-4. Jose Altuve followed with a double to the gap, scoring Springer.
Marwin Gonzalez got a two-out RBI to put the Astros up 7-4.
The Astros had the bases loaded at the end of the seventh, but Chris Devenski struck out.
Doubles from Josh Reddick and Gonzalez doubled in three more runs in the eighth inning.
Devenski, Will Harris, and Tony Sipp combined to pitch scoreless 3 1⁄3 innings to end the game.
The top of the lineup, Springer and Altuve, each was 3-for-5 in the game.