iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — Dallas Keuchel pitched eight innings allowing three hits, one run, and no walks while striking out four to lead the Houston Astros to their sixth straight win — this one over the San Diego Padres 7-2 — on Wednesday.
The Astros (14-7) now have a major league best 10-2 road record after going 8-1 on this West Coast trip.
“It’s time to go home, but what a great trip,” Astros skipper A.J. Hinch said. “Good baseball, good adjustments on the fly, a lot of winning baseball, which is all you can ask for. I’m proud of these guys for the way they’re playing.”
Keuchel (3-0) raised his ERA from .62 to .73 in the win.
Houston’s offense was powered by Colby Rasmus and Jose Altuve. Rasmus hit a two-run homer off Padres starter Andrew Cashner in the fourth inning, while Altuve went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, extending his hitting streak to eight games.
The Padres (11-12) have lost three straight and seven of their last 10.
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