Houston 12, Toronto 4

Date - Friday, August 23, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 21186

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 11 1
Houston 1 1 1 5 2 0 2 0 12 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 57-72 31-32 26-40 L6
Houston 42-85 20-43 22-42 W1

Recap


Astros 12, Blue Jays 4: Robbie Grossman homered and drove in a career-high four runs and Jonathan Villar tripled in a pair during a five-run fourth inning as host Houston trounced Toronto.

Matt Dominguez also went deep for the Astros, who pounded out 15 hits against five Blue Jays pitchers en route to halting a three-game skid. Starter Jordan Lyles (6-6) did the rest, allowing four runs on 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings.

Brett Lawrie hit a two-run homer while Edwin Encarnacion and J.P. Arencibia added solo blasts for Toronto, which lost its sixth straight to fall a season-worst 15 games below .500. Todd Redmond (1-2) was tagged for eight runs - seven earned - on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings.

After scoring single runs in each of the first three innings, Houston took charge in the fourth. Brandon Barnes began the onslaught with an RBI single, Villar made it 6-1 with his triple to the center-field gap, Grossman brought Villar home with a sacrifice fly and Jason Castro added a run-scoring triple off Blue Jays reliever Brad Lincoln.

The Astros reached double digits an inning later as Villar plated a run with a double-play grounder and Grossman followed with an RBI single. Grossman capped his career night in the seventh with a two-run shot over the left-field wall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston rookie OF L.J. Hoes finished 2-for-3 with two walks and a career-best three runs scored. ... Every Astros starter had a hit except for DH Chris Carter, who went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and has just four hits in 39 career at-bats against the Blue Jays. ... Arencibia has homered in consecutive games for the first time since June 14-16 against Texas.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Houston
Todd Redmond Player Jordan Lyles
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 7.1
6 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 10
18.90 ERA 4.91
Hitting
Toronto   Houston
Ryan Goins Player L.J. Hoes
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 11 3 21 .297 10 3 4 1 0 1
Houston 15 2 30 .417 14 12 10 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Astros have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .329 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .431 after a win and .451 after a loss.