Astros complete sweep of Twins to stretch win streak to 10 games and take over first place in AL West

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The Houston Astros got a set of success versus the Minnesota Twins on Thursday and in doing so extended their existing win streak to 10 video games, pressing their lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West standings to a half-game. 

In the very first contest, which was the conclusion of Wednesday night’s suspended video game (weather condition), the Astros turned a 5-1 lead at the time play was stopped the previous night into an 11-3 win, as Jose Altuve and Kyle Tucker each homered.

Houston likewise dominated in the routinely set up Thursday video game by a rating of 5-0. Luis Garcia spread 5 hits throughout as numerous innings and started out 9. From there, 3 Houston reducers kept the nothing undamaged. Yordan Alvarez did the heavy lifting on offense, as he homered two times and signed up with Aaron Judge of the Yankees as the only gamers to reach double digits in crowning achievement for the season. Here’s the second of those 2 crowning achievement: 

Jeremy Peña, Carlos Correa’s replacement at shortstop, went 3 for 3 to offer him 5 overall hits throughout the 2 video games. Peña, who now boasts a novice slash line of .283/.342/.519, was required to leave the 2nd video game with knee pain and is noted as everyday.

That 2nd result marked the Astros’ 3rd nothing in their previous 4 video games, which leads into this: 

To repeat for fitting focus, yes, the Astros have actually permitted an overall of simply 11 runs over their previous 10 video games. That’s extremely remarkable for any group, not to mention one that appeared to have rotation concerns entering the season. 

Also of note is that the Astros aren’t precisely complete strangers to such prolonged win streaks, a minimum of in really current seasons: 

The Astros (21-11) will try to extend their existing streak on Friday as they start a weekend roadway series versus the last-place Nationals. That starts a stretch of schedule in which Houston will play 28 of 31 video games versus groups with losing records. 

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