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Astros Shutout For Second Consecutive Night

The lineup could not string enough hits together to get on the board and the Astros lost 4-0 for the second night in a row.

May 02, 2018 - 10:43 pm
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Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - The offensive woes continued for the Astros Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. After getting shutout and held to six hits Tuesday, the Astros lineup again was held scoreless and to just four hits. The Yankees' Luis Severino would throw a complete game and hand the Astros their second 4-0 loss in a row.

"The night was about Severino, obviously. He completed dominated the night. We didn't have an answer for him. Put a little bit of stress on him in the seventh, but other than that, he was dialed in," Astros Manager A.J. Hinch said.

An Astros base runner did not reach second base until back-to-back singles by Yuli Gurriel and Josh Reddick to lead off the seventh inning. The offense would stall again in that moment with a line out, strike out and ground out to end the frame. Reddick would then double in the ninth for the only extra base hit on the night.

"Coming off two shutouts it's not a great example of how we play, but it's been a tough series for us," Hinch said.

On the mound, Dallas Keuchel allowed 3 runs, 6 hits, struck out 5 and did not hand out any free passes through 7 innings. All three runs Dallas allowed came off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton. A two-run home run in the first and a solo homer in the fourth were the costly mistakes.

"We're going through one of those phases where we don't get a break," Keuchel said. "It's been a while since I've felt this good and that's one of the silver linings of my season so far. If I continue to feel good, the results are going to be there."

Stanton continued his hot night for the Yankees in the eighth with an RBI double of reliever Hector Rondon. It was Stanton's second multi-homer game of the season and 30th of his career. It made him the 9th player in Major League Baseball history to have 30 career multi-home run games before the age of 29.