Astros, Altuve top Tribe
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
The major league hits leader is just one hit shy of tying the franchise record of 210, set by Craig Biggio in 1998.
Cleveland’s wild-card hopes continue to fade with a fourth straight loss. They entered the night five games back for the second AL wild card.
The Astros trailed by one in the third inning with runners at second and third when Altuve’s single scored them both to put Houston up 2-1.
Houston starter Collin McHugh (10-9) allowed five hits and one run — none earned — in 6 2-3 innings, to extend his career-long winning streak to six games. He left after taking a comebacker to his left arm in the seventh.