José Altuve was an important part of another new victory for the Houston Astros this Sunday by connecting his 26th double this season and driving in two runs in the 6-3 result over the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park, which also It allows the Texan team to consolidate itself at the top of the American League West Division and have the third best overall record in the Major Leagues (75 wins and 41 losses).
The Puerto Cabello-born waiter hit the two-baller in the bottom of the second inning to bring teammates Chas McCormick and Christián Vásquez to the plate.
Alex Bregman dispatched the 16th homer of the year with the "sidereals" and contributed a trio of streaks in this award.
With those two annotations produced by Altuve, the Venezuelan accumulated 41 runs in the harvest and placed the AVE at .281.
Elvis Andrus went 4-for-1 with a run scored on the A's side (he also struck out in one at-bat) and put the batting average at .237.
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Houston has won eight of its last 11 games, including four in a row (they swept the series against Oakland this weekend).
In addition, they further strengthen the favoritism within the "Young Circuit" to take over the best record in that area and thus comfortably pass the first stage of the postseason in October.
Only the Los Angeles Dodgers (who saw their 12-game winning streak halted by losing 4-0 to the Kansas City Royals) and the New York Mets have a better record in the MLB at 79-34 and 75-40. respectively.
For his part, Harold Castro hit the fifth home run of the year for Tigres de Detoit but could not avoid another setback for the Bengalis after the 5-3 run by the Chicago White Sox.
Martín Pérez was left without a decision after six innings (he allowed three runs, one was earned) and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 at Globe Life Field.