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Astros Vs. Nationals: Offense Explodes As Houston Avoids Sweep

Perhaps the Astros took out all their offensive frustrations in one game.

Having lost the first three games of the series, scoring five runs total, the Astros finally found success at the plate, picking up 17 hits in a 11-4 win over the Nationals to break a four-game losing streak and avoid a sweep.

Bud Norris had the worst start of the series for Houston starters, but picked up the win because the offense finally showed up. Norris gave up four earned runs on 10 hits over six innings. Washington starter Edwin Jackson gave up five earned runs on seven hits over five innings.

At the plate, Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and a run scored. Every Astro in the starting lineup got a hit, including Norris, who went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Jason Castro and Brian Bogusevic each went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored.

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