Tucker homers, triples twice; Astros beat Rockies, 13-6

Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker, right, follows the flight of his ball that went for a triple to drive in two runs in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker, right, follows the flight of his ball that went for a triple to drive in two runs in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

(AP) – Kyle Tucker homered, hit two triples and drove in four runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 13-6 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win.

Carlos Correa homered among his three hits, and George Springer and Martin Maldonado also went deep for Houston. The Astros had a season-high 20 hits to back a strong outing from Framber Valdez (2-2).

Houston third baseman Alex Bregman left the game with a right hamstring injury after doubling to right field to lead off the fourth inning. He started limping as he approached first, jogged to second base and immediately was removed from the game.

“I felt it when I was running down the line to first base, right about when I was going to make the turn to second,” Bregman said. “Disappointed. I want to be out there every day, playing with my guys. I was starting to feel pretty (darn) good. Think right now just go with it day to day and see how it feels (Thursday).

“I’ll get it evaluated, day to day and see what happens. Who knows, maybe I’ll be playing here pretty soon.”

Abraham Toro came into run for Bregman and finished with two hits.

Valdez held the Rockies to a run and five hits through seven innings before faltering in the eighth. He left after allowing three runs, just one earned run, on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Tucker followed Correa’s homer in the fifth with a triple, had a two-run triple in the sixth, singled in the four-run seventh and finished his night with a two-run homer in the ninth.