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Seattle1511.577-11385285-710-42-14-29-87-3W 2
Arlington1512.556½1151031210-55-75-30-310-65-5L 1
Oakland1315.464396112-165-108-54-24-75-63-7L 3
Anaheim1215.44498112-146-66-90-05-57-65-5L 2
Houston918.333100134-345-74-112-44-52-74-6W 1

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May 4 - This Date in Astros History
May 4 - This Date in Astros History
May 4

2001 - Craig Biggio collects his 2,000th career hit during an 8-4 victory in Montreal. It's an infield single off Javier Vasquez. He later singles before Jeff Bagwell belts a disputed three-run shot in the fifth to open the scoring. Wade Miller, named NL Pitcher of the Month for April, picks up his fifth win.
1997 - Darryl Kile outpitches Kevin Brown with a four-hit shutout and a 1-0 victory over the Marlins. Luis Gonzalez singles home Jeff Bagwell in the first for the game's only tally.
1975 - Bob Watson scores baseball's millionth run in the first game of a doubleheader split in San Francisco. Despite Milt May's homer, Watson runs full speed around the bases, edging Cincinnati's Dave Concepcion for the milestone moment . Watson should have given lessons about finding home plate. A record 41 walks are issued in the twinbill, with an league-record 26 coming in the nightcap which Houston pulls out, 12-8. J.R. Richard walks a club-record eleven batters in the second game.
1973 - Houston scores four in the 14th to topple the Mets, 9-5. Doug Rader's two-run double is the big blow in the inning. Cesar Cedeno has four hits, including a home run. Jim Ray is the winning pitcher.
1969 - Astros tie a major league mark, turning seven double plays in a 3-1 victory over the Giants . First baseman Curt Blefary makes a putout in all seven.



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Date      Opp      Result
5/01     @OAK*     W 2-1
5/02      MIN      L 6-2
5/03      MIN      W 6-4
5/04      MIN       ----
5/05      SEA       ----
5/06      SEA       ----
5/07      SEA       ----
5/08      SEA*      ----
5/09      CLE       ----
5/10      CLE       ----
5/11      CLE*      ----
5/12     @BOS       ----
5/13     @BOS       ----
5/14     @BOS*      ----
5/15     @BOS*      ----
5/16      off        --
5/17     @CSX       ----
5/18     @CSX       ----
5/19     @CSX       ----
5/20      TEX       ----
5/21      TEX       ----
5/22      TEX*      ----
5/23      off        --
5/24      BAL       ----
5/25      BAL       ----
5/26      BAL       ----
5/27     @ANA       ----
5/28     @ANA       ----
5/29     @ANA*      ----
5/30     @ARI*      ----
5/31     @ARI*      ----
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May record:     2-1
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Houston Astros recap - 05/04/16 - Castro, Springer power Astros to 6-4 win
Castro, Springer power Astros to 6-4 win

Gomez outstanding in return
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Collin McHugh overcame a leadoff home run by Danny Santana to earn his third victory of the season as the Astros bested the Twins by a score of 6-4 Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Jason Castro and George Springer homered in support of McHugh, who gave up four runs on seven hits in 5-2/3 innings of work.

After Minnesota manufactured a run in the top of the third to take a 2-0 lead, Castro led off the bottom of the inning with a fly ball that barely cleared the leftfield wall. Later in the inning, Carlos Correa doubled to drive in Jose Altuve and tie the score. A wild pitch by Minnesota starter Alex Meyer scored Springer from third to give Houston a 3-2 lead.

The Astros extended their advantage in the fourth against reliever Tommy Milone. Carlos Gomez doubled to lead off the inning and was bunted to third by Luis Valbuena. After Castro walked, Gomez was able to jog home uncontested when Milone was called for a balk. After a wild pitch moved Castro to third, Springer hammered a Millone offering over the train tracks in left-center for a two-run shot.

Minnesota tallied a run in the fifth to cut the lead to 6-3 and an opposite-field homer by Byun Ho Park in the sixth brought he Twins to within two and chased McHugh from the game.

Ken Giles, Pat Neshek, and Will Harris combined to throw 2-1/3 perfect innings in relief and Luke Gregerson followed suit, making Twins hitters look silly in the ninth to record his sixth save of the season in 1-2-3 fashion.

The biggest story of the night may have been Carlos Gomez. The Astros' much-maligned ceterfielder brought his sexy back. Returning to the lineup after missing the last three games with a rib cage injury, Gomez smacked a pair of doubles, scored a run, and gunned down Miguel Sano at second base to start the sixth inning.

The Astros were out-hit by the Twins 7-5 but took advantage of Minnesota's mistakes to even the three-game series at one apiece. Mike Fiers (2-1, 4.97 ERA) goes up against Phil Hughes (1-4, 4.45) in Wednesday's 7:10 CDT rubber game.

- Greg Thurston


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