Houston Astros stop team-record losing streak at 12 games with win against Pirates
HOUSTON â" For the first time in a while, the Houston Astros could enjoy a game.
The Astros ended their team-record losing streak at 12, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 Sunday behind three hits and three RBIs from Marwin Gonzalez.
âIâm glad itâs over with, but those guys in there made it a lot better because of the way they played,â Houston manager Brad Mills said.
Gonzalez, who ended an 0-for-16 streak, agreed with Mills.
âIt was hard for us to win a game,â Gonzalez said. âWe finally got a game, and we all played hard. Thatâs all we can do.â
Hours after Houston traded third baseman Chris Johnson to Arizona â" the Astrosâ fifth deal of the month â" Jordan Schafer homered and drove in three runs.
Houston, a big league-worst 35-68, won for only the third time in 28 games.
The skid matched Kansas City and the Chicago Cubs for the longest in the major leagues this year. It broke the previous Astrosâ record of 11, set in 1995 and matched over the end of the 2009 season and start of 2010, STATS LLC said.