Mike Fiers had allowed at least one home run in every start, but that changed Tuesday night as his pitching helped the Astros beat the Twins 7-2.
Fiers night didn’t start off great, in the first inning a few soft ground balls and walk ended up turning into two earned runs, after that the right-hander locked in and held the Twins to just two hits over his final five innings.
A 2-2 game in the fifth the Astros offense broke through, with an out and the bases loaded Jose Altuve singled to drive in two taking the lead that they’d never relinquish.
In the seventh, the offense played add-on with Alex Bregman scoring off a solo homer to left field and the Astros would pick up two more insurance runs in the ninth.
Altuve finished the game with four hits to bump up his average to .320