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Astros Vs. Indians: The Drought Is Over In Houston, Four Consecutive Extra Base Hits!

Just to put the Astros drought into perspective: They scored four times as many runs in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday as they had in their last three games combined.

And in this game, the Stros had been no-hit through four innings against Jeanmar Gomez, that's until the fifth inning when Houston strung together four consecutive extra base hits, with back-to-back doubles and back-to-back home runs.

It started with Brian Bogusevic when he doubled to right. He was then plated by Chris Johnson, who desperately but inexplicably attempted to bunt earlier in his at-bat but placed an RBI double into the outfield.

JD Martinez and Jordan Schafer hit the back-to-back home runs, and suddenly to Astros' streak of futile hitting is over. It helps that they're playing the Indians, who despite being the AL Central division leaders, get outscored by more than any other American League team aside from the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins.

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