Jose Altuve tied the Venezuelan single-season hits mark on Friday. On Saturday, he broke that record previously set by Magglio Ordonez in 2007.
The Astros hit five homers to support Dallas Keuchel’s standout pitching to defeat the Mariners 10-1 on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
Although they moved past the offensive slump that threatened to derail their playoff bid, the Seattle Mariners could have a difficult time building on their series-opening outburst.
Jose Altuve bounced back strong from his Thursday 0-for-6 performance by going 3-for-3 on Friday. In doing so, he tied the MLB hits record by a Venezuelan player.
The Astros conclude their final homestand of the 2014 season with a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners beginning on Friday.