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May 31 - This Date in Astros History
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2011 - Jordan Lyles, the 20-year-old top prospect, makes his big league debut an impressive one. He blanks the Cubs for seven innings but his own throwing error puts him behind, 3-1, after eight. The Astros respond with six runs in the top of the ninth for a 7-3 stunner. Brett Wallace and Hunter Pence have three hits each, including a homer. Fernando Rodriguez gets his first big league win, not Lyles.
2003 - Chicago breaks through in the 16th inning to nip the Astros, 1-0. A single by Sammy Sosa, who had struck out his first five times that chilly afternoon, scores the game-winner. Sosa is not alone as Houston sets a team record with 23 strikeouts, spread amongst five pitchers. The two squads combine to fan 37 times.
1975 - Houston erupts for twelve runs in the eighth inning, setting a club mark, during a 15-3 bombing of Philadelphia. Wayne Twitchell, a former high Astros draft pick, had allowed two hits in seven innings before the collapse. Pinch-hitter Cliff Johnson belts a double and a home run for three RBIs during the frame but the league later rules that the homer cannot officially be a pinch hit since he batted earlier in the inning .
1965 - The Astros score six times in the eighth inning to stun Milwaukee, 7-2. Four walks, a throwing error and a "hit" that fell out of Rico Carty's glove doom the Braves. Bob Bruce is the winning pitcher.
1962 - Weldon Appelt proposes to Harris County Commissioners a stadium plan using arches that he says could be built faster and cheaper than the proposed domed stadium. Elsewhere, the Colts stun the Cubs with five runs in the ninth for a 10-6 shocker. Carl Warwick's two-run single precedes a three-run shot from Jim Pendleton in the uprising.

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Date      Opp      Result
5/01     @OAK*     W 2-1
5/02      MIN      L 6-2
5/03      MIN      W 6-4
5/04      MIN     W 16-4
5/05      SEA      L 6-3
5/06      SEA      W 6-3
5/07      SEA      L 3-2
5/08      SEA*     W 5-1
5/09      CLE      W 7-1
5/10      CLE      L 4-0
5/11      CLE*     W 5-3
5/12     @BOS     L 11-1
5/13     @BOS      W 7-6
5/14     @BOS*     L 6-5
5/15     @BOS*    L 10-9
5/16      off        --
5/17     @CSX      W 6-5
5/18     @CSX      W 5-3
5/19     @CSX      L 2-1
5/20      TEX      L 2-1
5/21      TEX      L 2-1
5/22      TEX*     L 9-2
5/23      off        --
5/24      BAL      W 3-2
5/25      BAL      W 4-3
5/26      BAL      W 4-2
5/27     @ANA      L 7-2
5/28     @ANA      W 4-2
5/29     @ANA*     W 8-6
5/30     @ARI*     W 8-3
5/31     @ARI*      ----
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Houston Astros recap - 05/30/16 - McHugh Handles Snakes With Complete Game Effort
McHugh Handles Snakes With Complete Game Effort
Clutch hitting in early innings fuels 8-3 win

Castro & McHugh celebrate win
(c)Associated Press

The Astros jumped all over emergency starter Edwin Escobar in Arizona Monday afternoon, scoring eight runs in the first four innings of an 8-3 triumph. Collin McHugh made the early run support stand up, tossing a complete game 5-hitter to notch his fifth win of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt smacked a solo homer into the Chase Field swimming pool in the bottom of the first to get the scoring started, but McHugh silenced the D-backs over the next six innings while the Astros built a big lead with some timely hitting.

Returning to the sight of last season's playoff clinching celebration, the Astros brought the lumber. Houston plated four runs in the second on RBI singles by Jason Castro, George Springer, Jose Altuve, and Carlos Correa. Castro continued his big day at the plate, driving in two more runs in the third with a double off the left-centerfield wall.

In the fourth, Jose Altuve's first triple of the season brought Springer home with run number seven and Correa delivered the final tally with a single to left. Arizona added single runs in the eighth and the ninth, including a homer by Jake Lamb, but it was too little, to late.

McHugh showed excellent command of his entire arsenal, needing only 107 pitches to record the first complete game victory of his career. A leaping catch by Correa highlighted an error-free performance by the defense as the Astros won their third straight game on the road trip.

Outfielder Carlos Gomez will return from the disabled list for Tuesday's 2:40 CDT tilt and Lance McCullers gets the starting assignment. McCullers gets a chance to handle the bat under National League rules before the two teams head to Houston to finish the "rivalry" series with games on Wednesday and Thursday.

Colin Moran has been optioned to AAA Fresno to make room for Gomez on the roster.

- Greg Thurston

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