Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, Brian McCann added one with a pair, and the Houston Astros threaded their eleventh straight win by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Monday.
It is the longest winning streak recorded in the majors during this campaign. The Astros are to a triumph of equaling the best streak in their history – they won 12 straight in 1999 and 2004.
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Houston has also won 11 straight wins, a franchise record.
McCann shot a bump in the fourth after Marvin Gonzalez managed a ticket at the beginning of the inning.
The Cuban Gurriel hit his home run in the ninth. He has won a game in consecutive games and totals 10 RBIs during a six-game winning streak.
Mike Fiers (3-2) pitched to the sixth inning, allowing two runs and seven innings. He has a 6-0 record in his last 10 starts in another’s park since August 20.
Ian Kennedy (0-6) was the loser.
For the Astros, the Venezuelans Jose Altuve of 4-2, Marwin González of 2-1 with an annotated one. The Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa of 3-0, Carlos Beltrán of 4-0. The Cuban Yuli Gurriel of 3-1 with two annotated and three impelled.
For the Royals, the Jorge Bonifacio of 5-2 with an annotated and a towed. The Venezuelans Salvador Perez 4-1, Alcides Escobar 4-1 with a push.