Publish Date: 09/20/2022
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
The Houston Astros’ starting pitcher Justin Verlander, and the left fielder Yordan Alvarez, both achieved significant milestones last Friday. These notable accomplishments were made on Friday, the night the Astros reached postseason status, when they defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-1. Houston’s record now stands at 95 wins and 50 losses. The win also saw Houston lead the Seattle Mariners 14 games in the American League West. Check out our top baseball odds.
Verlander, 39, is now the oldest pitcher to have 25 strikeouts and not surrender an earned run, in three games. Verlander threw five innings on Friday and had nine strikeouts. He also gave up only one walk and allowed zero hits. Verlander threw six complete innings in the Astros’ 4-2 win over Minnesota Twins. He did not allow a hit or walk and had ten strikeouts. Verlander gave up three hits and one walk on August 28 and had six strikeouts over three innings in the Astros’ 3-1 win over the Orioles. It’s interesting that Verlander had given up zero hits in his three previous starts before being pulled in two of them. Astros manager Dusty Baker wants Verlander to be healthy for the postseason.
Alvarez became the first Major League Baseball player to hit three 430-foot home runs within a single game in three seasons since Nelson Cruz. Cruz’s feat was achieved on July 25, 2019, when the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 10-3. Alvarez’s three home runs were all solo shots, measuring 434 feet, 431ft, and 464ft. In 2022, he has 36 home runs.
Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena also hit a home run. For his 18th home run, Pena’s blast was 408 feet.
Houston’s record now stands at 95 wins and 50 losses. The win also saw Houston lead the Seattle Mariners 14 games in the American League West.
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