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Houston racks up runs in four-game sweep

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The Astros enjoyed another big day with the bats on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field, and they needed every bit of offense they could get.

Houston did all its damage in two innings, scoring five runs in both the second and fifth frames, capping its scoring with a three-run homer by Abraham Toro that was the difference in a 10-8 win over the Rockies. The win extended the Astros' winning streak to a season-high eight games.

A day after they exploded for 20 hits and 13 runs, the Astros pounded Rockies starter Germán Márquez for 10 hits and 10 runs in five innings. Every Astros starter had at least one hit except Taylor Jones, who drew a key walk in the five-run second inning. Houston didn’t have a hit or a run outside the second or fifth.

Rookie starter Cristian Javier weaved his way through 3 2/3 innings for the Astros, walking two and allowing three runs and seven hits. The Astros, who saw designated hitter Yordan Alvarez go on the IL on Wednesday and third baseman Alex Bregman do the same prior to Thursday’s game, had reliever Josh James leave the game with an injury in the sixth.

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