HOUSTON – Myles Straw’s RBI single with one out in the 11th inning lifted the Houston Astros over the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday, extending their winning streak to a season-high six games.
The back-and-forth finish came after the teams were scoreless going into extra innings, highlighted by splendid performances from starters Zack Greinke and Antonio Senzatela.
The right-handers had nearly identical lines: They both went eight innings, allowed just three singles and walked none. Greinke struck out seven for Houston, one more than Senzatela.
“He had an awesome lineup over there off-balance, looking for breaking balls and he’d throw a fastball," Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “It’s like he was almost in their heads, what they were looking for."
After both teams scored in the 10th, Abraham Toro started Houston’s 11th on second base and the Rockies intentionally walked pinch-hitter Carlos Correa. A sacrifice bunt by pinch-hitter Garrett Stubbs moved up the runners and Straw singled to left field off Jairo Díaz (0-1).
Andre Scrubb (1-0) walked one in a scoreless 11th for the win.
The Astros wrapped up a 7-1 homestand after losing five in a row.
“This does a lot for our confidence," Baker said. “We've still got a couple of guys that we've got to get going, but we've some guys swinging better, playing better and we've gotten outstanding defense and good pitching."