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Houston 14, Colorado 3
When: 2:10 PM ET, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Indoors
Umpires: Home - Adrian Johnson, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Quinn Wolcott, 3B - Marvin Hudson
Attendance: 35566

Yuli Gurriel homered and had a career-high eight RBIs, Jose Altuve also hit a home run, and the host Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 14-3 on Wednesday.

Gurriel's RBI total tied a team record set by J.R. Towles on Sept. 20, 2007.

Yordan Alvarez had three hits and Alex Bregman had two hits and three RBIs for the Astros, who have won six in a row. Gerrit Cole (14-5) allowed two runs on three hits over six innings and struck out 10.

Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story homered for the Rockies, who lost all four games against the Astros this season. Houston took the first two in Denver in early July. Colorado fell 10 games below .500 for the first time this season.

The Rockies scored first on Story's team-leading 26th homer of the season in the top of the first inning, but the Astros responded and took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning.

Altuve led off with his 19th home run, and after two singles and two outs, Gurriel's 23rd homer made it 4-1. Gurriel's sacrifice fly in the third gave the Astros a four-run lead.

Arenado hit a solo homer in the fourth, his third in the past three games and 25th on the season. The Astros blew it open in the bottom of the inning against rookie right-hander Peter Lambert (2-3).

Two walks and a single loaded the bases with nobody out, and Michael Brantley's single to right drove in the first run of the inning. Jesus Tinoco came on in relief and walked Bregman to drive in another run but then struck out the next two batters.

Gurriel followed with a bases-clearing double to make the score 10-2. He drove in his eighth run in the sixth inning when he grounded into a forceout with the bases loaded.

Houston added three more in the seventh on Bregman's two-run double and Carlos Correa's RBI single. Gurriel had a chance to drive in more but popped out to end the inning.

Colorado got its third run in the eighth inning on Tony Wolters' bases-loaded, double-play grounder.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Houston
Peter Lambert Player Gerrit Cole
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 10
7 Hits 3
27.00 ERA 3.00
Colorado   Houston
Chris IannettaPlayer Yordan Alvarez
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 8 2 14 .242 7 12 2 0 0 0
Houston 12 2 20 .343 22 9 14 9 0 0