The Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday afternoon to win the series. The Astros will now get ready to head out on the road for their final road trip of the season. They will begin a four-game series on Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels and then a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. The Astros currently lead the American League West by six games over the A’s and eight over the Seattle Mariners.
Getting back to the game on Sunday, the Astros got a two-run home run from Jose Siri and a solo shot from Chas McCormick in the eighth to complete the comeback and take the series. Peter Solomon (1-0, 1.29 ERA) got his first career win after taking over for Zack Greinke in the fifth inning. Greinke started for the Astros and went four innings allowing five runs, on five hits, with three strikeouts, and a walk. Solomon pitched four innings and allowed one run, and one hit while striking out three.
Carlos Correa got the Astros on the board with a three-run home run in the first. It was his 24th homer of the season, which ties his career-high. After a Kyle Tucker double in the fourth, which scored Correa to make the score 5-4, the Astros would not get anything else until Siri and McCormick home runs in the eighth to give them the win.
Framber Valdez (10-5, 3.26) will start Monday night’s game against the Angels. He was scratched from his last start on Thursday due to a cut on his left index finger.
The Astros lead the division by six games with 13 left in the regular season. They trail the Tampa Bay Rays (92-58) by 3 ½ games for the best record in the AL.
Michael Brantley was throwing and hitting on Sunday. He is currently on the Injured List (IL) due to right knee discomfort.