The Houston Astros continued their winning streak on Monday, claiming their 11th straight victory in a 7-3 game against the Royals. It’s the MLB’s longest winning streak this season and just one shy of the team’s record.
In 1999 and 2004, the Astros won 12 straight games, and they set a franchise record after winning 11 straight road games.
The two stars of the night were Brian McCann, who had a two-run shot, and Yuli Gurriel, who hit a three-run homer. McCann had a home run in the fourth inning.
The Astros secured their 10th straight victory on Sunday, when they powered past the Texas Rangers in a 7-2 win.
In that game, George Springer hit two of the team’s four home runs. The Astros completed their first sweep of the Rangers in nearly three years.
Springer was named player of the week by the American League for the first time in his major league career.
“It’s cool,” said Springer. “It’s special, I guess, but I’m happy about the team. The way that the team’s been playing over this last month has been great. I’m happy to be one of a lot of guys that have contributed to it.”
The honor was a first for an Astros player this season. In the last six games, Springer had multi-hit performances, and he currently leads the team with 16 homers.
“This team continues to show up every single day with a great will to win and we take the aggressive approach and have done a lot of damage,” said manager A.J. Hinch.
Texas takes fourth place and is 15 games behind the Astros. The Houston team has the best record in the majors, at 41-16, and won six of the last seven games against the Rangers.
The Astros take on the Kansas City Royals once again on Tuesday.