Astros Pick Up 11th Straight Victory With 7-3 Drubbing Of Kansas City
The Houston Astros continue Major League Baseball’s most impressive run of the season with a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday, giving the team its league-leading 11th consecutive victory.
Now sitting at an MLB-best 42-16, Houston seems to be firing on all cylinders. They have won its last seven of the 11 games on the road and its last 11 games on the road overall. After being swept by Cleveland, the Astros won three of four against Detroit, and swept Baltimore, Minnesota and Texas.
Monday’s victory came in part of strong pitching by Mike Fiers. The right-hander has not lost on the road in his last ten starts, dating back to Aug. 20, 2016. Fiers tossed five-plus innings and allowing just two earned runs while striking out four.
Offense has been the main contributor to Houston’s recent success, racking up seven runs or more in nine of the past 11 wins. Carlos Correa has emerged as one of the league’s top players and was awarded the American League Player of the Month award for his efforts. He is currently batting .310 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI’s, and had a ten-game hitting streak before it was snapped in Monday’s win.
Jose Altuve and George Springer have also been a bolt for the team, as Altuve leads Houston with a .326 batting average, and Springer has a team-best 16 home runs. Also a budding player for the Astros is Marwin Gonzalez, who is batting .314 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI’s.
Houston will look to continue its impressive streak on Tuesday night against Kansas City when the two teams return to Kauffman Stadium.