It was all the same: The Astros just continue overpowering opponents! On Thursday, they had sounding bats all night in Comerica Park to take down the Tigers on a 12-3 score. It’s just the sixth time in franchise history that they win 11 games in a row.
While Luis García was getting out after out, the lineup was doing its thing. Hitters destroyed starter José Ureña and reliever Tyler Alexander over the first five innings of the game, a span in which Houston scored eight times.
It was a special night for Myles Straw, Yordan Álvarez, and Carlos Correa, who combined for nine hits and seven runs. Straw recorded four hits in a game for the first time in his career (4-for-6, all singles), Yordan hit his third home run in the last four days (his second-career grand slam) and set a season-high in RBIs (5), while Correa drove in three runs and has 12 ribbies during the winning streak.
Yuli Gurriel also had a big night, going 3-for-5 with his 18th double of the year and his team-leading 52nd run batted in. The Cuban star, who’s rounding up a monster June, carries an eight-game hitting streak and has recorded multi-hit games in his four latest contests.
Regarding García, he was stellar again. He went six innings and allowed seven hits plus two earned runs. The young righty gave up two walks, struck out five opponents, got his sixth win (6-4), and lowered his ERA to 2.83.
Although García got in trouble in his last two innings, he completed another solid performance. To this point, Luis hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his starts, and right now, he carries a 2.08 ERA in his most recent 13 episodes on the mound. This time, he got huge help from left-fielder Michael Brantley with this gem to end the fifth inning...
If the Astros defeat the Tigers again this Friday (7:10 pm ET), they will tie the longest winning streak in franchise history: 12, a mark they’ve reached three times until now…
To meet history again, they’ll have their best pitcher on the hill. Framber Valdez will try to keep dominating. In Framber we trust!