Keuchel Wins 20th, Astros Set Runs Record, Rout D-Backs 21-5
October 3, 2015 - Picnic Time
Dallas Keuchel became a AL’s initial 20-game personality and a Houston Astros corroborated him with a highest-scoring diversion in group history, relocating closer to a playoff berth by routing a Arizona Diamondbacks 21-5 Friday night.
The Astros have won 5 of 6 and hold their one-game corner over a Los Angeles Angels for a second AL wild-card spot. Minnesota fell dual behind.
Houston trails West personality Texas by dual games with dual to play.
Keuchel (20-8) gave adult dual runs on 6 hits in 6 innings, apropos a Astros’ initial 20-game personality given Roy Oswalt went 20-12 in 2005.
The AL wild-card diversion is scheduled for Tuesday, and a Yankees have already clinched a spot. If Keuchel pitched, it would symbol a initial time a All-Star lefty has started on 3 days’ rest.
Carlos Correa strike a solo homer, bases-loaded triple and singled, and scored 4 times. George Springer, Colby Rasmus and Luis Valbuena homered as Houston surpassed a prior high of 19 runs set twice, many recently opposite Pittsburgh in 1999.
Springer and Rasmus also scored 4 times any as a Astros got a season-high 19 hits.
Keuchel is a 10th Astros pitcher, and second Houston left-hander, to win 20. Lefty Mike Hampton was 22-4 in 1999.
Keuchel is a second 20-game personality in a majors. The Chicago Cubs‘ Jake Arrieta won his 22nd on Friday.
Ruby De La Rosa (14-9) lasted 3 innings.
Arizona committed a season-worst 4 errors that led to 5 unmerited runs. The Diamondbacks set a bar record for runs allowed, commanding a 20 they gave adult during Colorado in 2003.
Peter O’Brien, a tip Arizona awaiting and a Sep call-up, strike a 471-foot shot into a cruise area in left margin off Keuchel for his initial large joining home run.
Errors by Arizona third baseman Aaron Hill and left fielder Yasmany Tomas privileged a approach for 5 runs in a initial dual innings. The Astros built a 10-2 lead by six, afterwards entered club-record domain with a seven-run seventh and four-run eighth.
Springer’s head-first slip only kick right fielder Socrates Brito’s’ chuck during a image for a run in a first. Twenty some-more followed.
Houston softened to 15-3 in interleague games, 7-1 on a road.
In box of a play-in diversion for a wild-card berth, Houston would transport to Minnesota if it’s a Twins; a Astros would be home if it’s a Angels. Houston final done a postseason in 2005.
Astros: OF Carlos Gomez sat out with bruise ribs.
Diamondbacks: OF Ender Inciarte was out of a lineup after attack a round off his shin Thursday night. OF David Peralta harmed his right wrist diving for a round Thursday night. An MRI was disastrous though he did not play.
Astros: RHP Collin McHugh (18-7), a second half of Houston’s manly 1-2 pitching duo, tries to bind a Astros during slightest a tie for a wild-card berth.
Diamondbacks: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (9-11) creates his final start of a deteriorate for Arizona.