The Houston Astros ran their winning streak to an American League-best 10 games Sunday, beating the Mariners 7-6. The win streak is the Astros’ longest since they won 12 in a row in 2004.
The Astros (18-7) are off to the best 25-game start in franchise history. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that they are the fourth major league team with a 10-game win streak in the first 25 games of the year after a 90-loss season. The most recent had been the 1986 Cleveland Indians.
Elias also notes that the Astros are 18-0 this season in games they have led. The next-best record in that situation, entering Sunday’s games, belonged to the Cardinals (17-2, .895).
Evan Gattis hit two home runs, the fourth game of this career he has had multiple home runs. His eighth-inning go-ahead home run was calculated by ESPN’s Stats and Information Group as having a true distance of 368 feet. This distance means the ball would have been a home run only at Minute Maid Park.
Jose Altuve had his hit streak stopped at 11 games. It was the second-longest of the season in the AL.