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2011 - Brian Bogusevic belts a walk-off grand slam that stuns Chicago, 6-5, to snap a seven-game losing skid. Carlos Marmol is the victim. It's just the second big league homer for Bogusevic, making Aneury Rodriguez a winning pitcher for the first time in his major league career.
2000 - Six different Astros belt home runs and they'll need all of them to outlast Pittsburgh, 11-10. Lance Berkman, Jeff Bagwell, Chris Truby, Moises Alou, Tim Bogar and Julio Lugo play long ball to build an 11-2 lead but no lead is safe at Enron Field. The Bucs storm back with eight runs in the last two frames before Octavio Dotel can coax the final out.
1983 - John Mizerock doubles, homers and drives in four to pace an 8-5 triumph over the Reds. Ray Knight also goes deep. Mike Scott runs out of gas, turning it over to Bill Dawley who collects the save.
1981 - Joe Niekro and Dave Smith combine on a two-hitter to blank San Diego, 3-0. Niekro and Steve Mura trade goose eggs for seven innings until Tony Scott drives home Joe Pittman in the eighth. Gary Woods then delivers Scott. In the ninth, Scott again plates Pittman with an insurance run. The shutout caps a seven-game road trip to open the "second season", with the Astros winning five of them.
1968 - Jim Wynn homers off Tom Seaver with two outs in the ninth to tie New York, 1-1. Bob Aspromonte's two-run opposite-field double in the 12th wins it for Houston. Tom Dukes, who fanned two with the bases full of Mets in the 11th, picks up the 3-1 victory.

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Date      Opp      Result
8/01     @SEA*     W 8-3
8/02      off        --
8/03     @LA       W 2-1
8/04     @LA      W 14-0
8/05     @LA*      L 3-2
8/06     @SF       W 3-1
8/07     @SF*      W 2-1
8/08      off        --
8/09      SEA      L 8-6
8/10      SEA      L 5-2
8/11      SEA      L 3-2
8/12      SEA*     L 4-3
8/13      off        --
8/14      COL      L 5-1
8/15      COL     W 12-1
8/16      off        --
8/17     @OAK       ----
8/18     @OAK*      ----
8/19     @OAK*      ----
8/20     @SEA       ----
8/21     @SEA       ----
8/22     @SEA*      ----
8/23      off        --
8/24     @ANA       ----
8/25     @ANA       ----
8/26     @ANA*      ----
8/27      OAK       ----
8/28      OAK       ----
8/29      OAK*      ----
8/30      ANA       ----
8/31      ANA       ----
* - day game.

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Houston Astros recap - 08/16/18 - Astros Smash 5 Homers, End Skid
Astros Smash 5 Homers, End Skid

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You might say to yourself, "Wow! The Astros stomped the Rockies on Wednesday, 12-1. I guess they've put that streak of bad offense behind them!"

I wouldn't count on it.

I've seen too many times where a bad team scores a week's worth of runs in one game and then go right back to their old ways the next night. How many runs did the Nationals score the night after posting 17 runs against the Phillies earlier this season? Answer: 2. How many runs against the Marlins the day after scoring 18 runs? Answer: 2. How many runs after running up 25 against the Mets last month? Answer: well, 5 but that's still only a fifth of what they scored the night before.

Houston scored a dozen and it came courtesy of five homers, two each from Evan Gattis and Tyler White. Yuli Gurriel also went deep and Carlos Correa drove in three to lead the Houston attack. They tallied runs in five of the eight innings they came to bat.

Even better, Oakland lost in extras to the Mariners so Houston moves up to a two-game lead in the A.L. West race.

Gerrit Cole notched his 11th win, allowing one run on five hits in six innings while fanning 12. Ryan Pressly, Will Harris and Cionel Perez closed out with three scoreless innings.

So, that snapped a six-game losing skid and salvaged something from a 1-5 homestand. Now they can jet off to the West Coast and enjoy Road Sweet Road where they are 41-18 this year. After an off day, they'll get George Springer back while Charlie Morton (12-3) tries to push the Athletics further away from first as he faces veteran righthander Edwin Jackson (4-2) in a 9:05 pm Central time start. Let's hope Gattis remembers how to hit at the Yoko Ono Coliseum the way he did the last time he blew into town (3 HR, 10 RBI). Wednesday night was certainly a great way to warm up for Oakland if there's no hangover to come.

- Bob Hulsey

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