The Houston Astros were able to come away from Fenway Park with a four game split on Sunday as they won the series finale by a final score of 8-1.  Houston's offense really came alive in this game as three different Astro batters homered in the win.

Jared Wickerham, Getty Images
Jared Wickerham, Getty Images

Jose Altuve (pictured on the right) went 4-for-5 and cranked his first career grand slam home run to cap a six-run outburst in the second inning following a crucial replay overturn of an inning-ending double play.  Altuve, Dexter Fowler and Jon Singleton each homered for the Astros, who have 16 games of at least three home runs (14-2).  Altuve became the first Astro to collect a grand slam and four hits in a game since Jeff Bagwell on April 9, 2004, at Milwaukee.

"Oh man, the big guy," Astros manager Bo Porter said of his 5-foot-6 All-Star second baseman.  "He put a charge in that one.  Every time we have situational hitting and we let them pick their situation, Altuve, as always, he goes: 'Bases loaded, bases loaded!' He got bases loaded today and put a really good swing on it."  As of today, Altuve leads the Major Leagues in hits (173), batting average (.339) and multi-hit games (53).

Astros starter Collin McHugh (6-9) won his second consecutive start on Sunday as he held Boston to just one run on seven hits in six innings of work.  He's allowed one run in each of his four August starts, going 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA.

Houston will have Monday off this week as they begin a three game mid-week series on Tuesday against the New York Yankees up in the Bronx.  First pitch for this game is set for 6:05pm from Yankee Stadium with the pregame starting at 5:45pm and you can hear all the action right here on Sports Radio 1340 the FAN.


More From Talk 103.9 & 1340