Rookie outfielder Preston Tucker led the way in a 4-2 win over Boston at Minute Maid Park. Tucker hit a two run blast in the fifth inning to help lead the team to victory.
“I think we scored all of our runs on the home runs,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “We can do that from time to time. We’ve got a little bit of power. I thought our at-bats early were pretty good. Our zone discipline was nice. We made them throw a lot of pitches.”
The team was steadied by Collin McHugh who retired 12 of his first 13 batters, not allowing a hit until the fifth inning. The win was McHugh’s 11th of the season.
“He’s a pretty calm guy in the middle of his competition, which is good,” Manager A.J. Hinch said. “I thought he threw the ball exceptionally well early, very efficient. They got to him for a 30-pitch inning a little bit later in the game. But I thought he did a good job. They got four straight hits and then he retired the side without them opening it up too big, which we held the lead, we held the runners in scoring position.”