Aug 3, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez (30) is congratulated by designated hitter Chris Carter (23) after Dominguez scored during the fourth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros Take Three Of Four From Blue Jays in Dominant Fashion

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The Houston Astros had been in quite the slump until the powerful Toronto Blue Jays flew into town. They played like it was May all over again for this four-games series, capping it off Sunday for a win.

Scott Feldman was on the mound for the Astros, and he surrendered the first run of the game in the top of the second inning.

The Astros were quick to erase that brief lead, as they took the lead in the bottom of the third. Jake Marisnick got his first hit as an Astro to start the rally. Jose Altuve got a single to put runners at first and second with two outs. From there, a walk by Robbie Grossman and a single by the hot-hitting Chris Carter put the Astros on top 2-1.

They’d pile onto that lead in their next half inning. A Marc Krauss single, was followed by a Jon Singleton double, a Matt Dominguez single, and another Marisnick single. The Astros ended the inning up 5-1.

The Astros added another in the next half inning when Singleton, who is getting awfully close to hitting .200, singled and wound up at third following a throwing error. Dominguez knocked him in with a sac fly and just like that, 6-1.

Don’t look now, but Jason Castro, Chris Carter and Jon Singleton are all steadily raising their batting averages. Carter has gone up 40 points with the help of a strong July, and Castro and Singleton’s averages ave gone up near 20 points.

But the story was Feldman. He was phenomenal, going the distance giving up just one run on eight hits, two walks and two strikeouts. When you get an effort like that from a starter, it’s hard to lose.

Hopefully this series is a sign of things to come. Once we get George Springer and Dexter Fowler back with this offense already clicking, fun times will be had.

Game MVP: Scott Feldman

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