KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Is it too early to talk about magic numbers when discussing the Houston Astros?
The Astros top the American League West by a whopping 14 games after stretching their winning streak to 11 games with a 7-3 trouncing of the Royals in Kansas City on Monday, June 6. It’s the longest winning streak in the majors this season and one shy of the Astros’ record set in 1999 and matched in 2004.
Yuli Gurriel put the game out of reach with a three-run blast in the ninth. Gurriel has 10 RBIs during his six-game hitting streak.
Brian McCann hit a two-run shot for the Astros, who also own an 11-game road winning streak.
Mike Fiers gave up two runs over five innings to help Houston improve to a major league-best 42-16. The Astros also have a 22-6 road record, the best in baseball.