Diamondbacks Take Step Back, Lose 2 of 3 to the Astros

By Joseph Jacquez
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Beef Wellington is on a torrid HR pace as of late. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: Diamondbacks-6 Astros-4 (10)

The Diamondbacks got the series off on the right foot beating the Astros 6-4 in 10 innings on Friday night extending their winning streak to 6 games.

Coming into the game, the Astros had put together 7 straight wins at Minute Maid Park, and when leading after the 6th inning, the Astros were 42-6.

Those stats didn’t matter against the Dbacks. Wellington Castillo and Jake Lamb hit back to back homers off reliver Pat Neshek to break a 4-4 tie in the 10th, and Brad Ziegler collected his 18th save.

Castillo hit his 3rd homer in his past 2 games, and at that point he had hit 4 in his past 3 games.

Beef Wellington has been raking at the plate. In his last 10 games he is hitting .409 (9 hits in 27 PA), with 4 HR, 5 RBI’s, and 2 2B’s, and he is getting it done when the ball is in play (.417 BABIP).

The Astros took a 4-1 lead in the fifth. Jason Castro started the inning with a 3 run homer, and 2 outs later Carlos Correa hit a solo shot. The Astros lead the majors in home runs.

Astros starter Scott Feldman allowed 3 runs in 5 1/3 innings, and Rubby De La Rosa gave up 4 runs in 6 innings. Both starters didn’t figure into the decision.

David Peralta continued his hitting against lefties in the 8th lineing a single to score Cliff Pennington, the tying run.

Next: Game 2