Dallas Keuchel vs. the White Sox

USA TODAY Images

Keuchel Keeps Rolling, Astros Win Sixth In A Row

Dallas Keuchel is undefeated in his last five starts with an earned run average under three.

July 08, 2018 - 4:56 pm
Categories: 

Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - Dallas Keuchel added another quality start to his recent streak of strong outings Sunday at Minute Maid Park. He induced 16 ground ball outs in a seven inning effort that allowed just one run on six hits. The Astros lineup came up with just enough in a 2-1 victory to complete the sweep of the White Sox.

The Astros have won six straight games to improve to (61-31). At 30 games above .500, this Astros team has the second-best 92-game start in franchise history. The only team better was last season's club-record of (62-30).

Keuchel lowered his earned run average from 4.12 to 3.95. He also picked up his third consecutive decision to improve to (6-8). In his last five starts, Dallas is (3-0) with a 2.59 ERA.

The offense extended their home run streak to 15 games after Jose Altuve had a solo blast in the fourth inning. The lineup had just three hits, one coming from each Altuve, Yuli Gurriel and Tony Kemp. Newest Astro Kyle Tucker went 0-for-3 in his second Major League game.

The slow night at the plate ended Alex Breman's twelve-game hit streak. It was for the tied longest streak by an Astro this season and also the longest active streak in baseball. Tony Kemp stole two bases for the first multi-steal game of his career and is 6-for-8 in stolen base attempts this season.