HOUSTON – In what may have been his most complete season victory, Astros fired four times, including Robinson Chirinos's first career, and got 10 out of six six innings by Gerrit Cole to break Blue Jays  15-2, Friday Open Series
HOUSTON – In what may be their most complete season victory, Astros club four homer, including the first Grand Slam career of
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Here are three key conclusions of Astros' 26th victory in their last 34 games:
Alvarez shows strength, patience
Alvarez became the first a player in the history of Astros – and the 20th in the history of the Great League – to homer three times in his first four games. He went with 3-for-4 and also made a crippled walk in the eighth inning on four terrains, giving him six walks in 19 appearances.
"This is a great responsibility and something I take seriously," Alvarez said. hit four. "I tried to do the same thing I always do and it turned out to be good." Alvarez, 21, had three strongest balls in the game in terms of starting speed: 114.1 miles per hour in the first, the home run of 108.7-mph in the fourth and one 110.2-mph in six-three different pitchers The 114.1-mph exit speed is the second heaviest hit from the Astros player this year (114.2 mph George Springer left Drew Smile on April 19. "
" He's a smart kid and he has a plan, "says Ash Hinc, manager of Astros "He is very calm and very self-confident." As he translates into the big leagues because he uses a similar approach, he does not pursue the tone right now is very much in the command of his bats, he is looking for the right terrain, he takes the right terrain, and he sways in the right terrain.There are many things he does right and starts with the right thinking and the mental tendency to be in that
The veteran is likely to face the radar to make the American All-Star team pass 2-for-5 with a big helmet. in the eighth and doubles single with bases loaded into the first one, which gives him six career. It has 12 HOURS, 38 RBI and .888 OPS.
"I feel very good, especially when I'm the first one," says Chirinos. "I do not know how many bats I have with the loaded bases but I think I have too much Thank God it was a good move and I was trying to get to the top of a fastball because I was late in the game with fastballs in the area. and she left the stadium
Chirinos was 6-for-39 without home runs with bases loaded before Friday
Armenteros saves some weapons
Astros called Rogelio Armenteros before the match on Friday. help out a spell that has been very inundated lately. "Houston had played three extra-inning games in his previous six games on Friday after he had checked 26 1/3 of the innings in this division
Armenteros' arrival and stroke victory could not get better for Hinc Armenteros solved two hits in three unsuccessful innings and became the first Atiros pitcher to record the salvation in his 1969 Major League debut (when rescue became official statistics), giving key liberators Will Harris, Ryan Presley and Roberto Osuna consecutive days. 19659003] "We need that, and Armenteros was fully trained to come out and get his debut for the Major League," said Hinch. "He gets the salvation, puts the three innings we need. Gerrit came out of it relatively to a decent workload (100 terrains). We hit a few Hummers and did everything right. I'll take that game. "
Cole (6-5) extended his leadership leadership in strikes at 140, holding Blue Jays on two runs and three strokes in six innings. The only tracks he allowed came in the fifth inning of a two-time couple from Cavan Biggio, son of the Astros Hall Craig Bijgio, who played his first big league in his hometown.
Brian Mektaggers has covered Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.