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Astros Offense Erupts, Peacock Sets Career High

Brad Peacock had a career high twelve strikeouts

May 08, 2019 - 10:17 pm

Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - The Astros offense erupted for four home runs Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. The run support was more than enough cushion for starter Brad Peacock who went seven shutout innings. The Astros went on to best the Royals by a final score of 9-0.

It all began with George Springer's fourth leadoff home run of the season, which leads all of baseball, and was the 28th of his career. A five-run third inning had the entire lineup come to the plate, and also back-to-back home runs from Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa. It was the third set of back-to-back home runs this season for the Astros. 

Brantley would homer again in the fourth inning for the fifth multi-home run game of his career. Carlos Correa was the fourth home run of the night, and Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel each had two-hit evenings as well. In all, the lineup totaled eleven base knocks. 

Brad Peacock had a strong performance allowing just three hits and a total of six base runners. He also set a career-high with twelve strikeouts. Prior to the game his earned run average was 5.28, and it fell to 4.30.