WINNING STREAK HITS 10: Houston Astros defeat Minnesota Twins 5-0 for 10th straight victory

Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against Minnesota Twins pitcher Josh Winder during the first third of a baseball game, Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig) (Craig Lassig, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MINNEAPOLIS – The Houston Astros’ winning streak is now at 10 games after finishing off two wins over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

The wins also finished off the Astros’ third straight series sweep after Houston swept the home series over the Seattle Mariners and then the Detroit Tigers.

Thursday saw early action to finish off Wednesday’s suspended game, with the Astros winning that game 11-3. In the later game, Houston received strong starting pitching yet again, with Luis Garcia striking out nine over five scoreless innings. Offensively, Yordan Alvarez provided the fireworks with two home runs, including a two-run blast in the third inning that also scored Jeremy Peña, and then a solo shot in the ninth.

Peña went 3-3 at the plate, but had to leave the game with right knee discomfort. The team currently lists their rookie shortstop’s injury as day-to-day.

The Astros now hit the road to start a new series tomorrow against the Washington Nationals to try to extend their streak further. The Astros’ longest winning streak in team history is 12 games, accomplished three different times.

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