Wade Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game sweep.
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Zack Greinke finally beat his old club and Yordan Alvarez belted a pinch-hit three-run homer as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Saturday night.
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George Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
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What is going with the balls in Houston? The last three games there have been 21-1, 15-0 and 21-7. Houston hasn't seen that much offense since Warren Moon. The A's were on the winning end on Tuesday with 25 hits -- their most in a nine-inning game since June 14, 1969 (a game that also ended 21-7). Six players had three hits (nobody had four) while Matt Olson and recent call-up Sean Murphy each slugged two home runs. In that 1969 game, Reggie Jackson went 5-for-6 with 10 RBIs.
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Zack Greinke struck out five in six strong innings, Robinson Chirinos and Yordan Alvarez each homered twice as Houston hit a major league-record six home runs in the first two innings, and the high-scoring Astros routed the Oakland Athletics 15-0.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Astros scored 21 runs on Sunday -- all from the second through eighth innings. They scored 11 runs in the first two innings tonight. That's 32 runs over nine innings, the second-highest total over nine at-bats since 1900. The 2007 Rangers scored 33, a span that included a 30-3 victory over the Orioles.
Gerrit Cole celebrated his 29th birthday by allowing one hit with 15 strikeouts in a season-high eight innings, and the Houston Astros routed Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 21-1 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.
Astros outfielder George Springer is back in the lineup after missing three games with a concussion.
Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings to get his MLB-leading 18th win in his first start since throwing his third no-hitter to lead the Houston Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Josh Reddick homered for the second straight game and Alex Bregman had two hits and stole home to help the Houston Astros to a 7-4 win on over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.