MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Astros this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.
May 14: Astros 10, Rangers 4 -- Houston racks up 8 walks
The Astros drew a season-high eight walks Friday, three of which came around to score and two with the bases loaded. It's the first time Houston has recorded eight walks in a game since last Aug. 14 against the Mariners.
May 13: Astros 4, Rangers 3 (11) -- Altuve extends hitting streak
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs and extended his hitting streak to nine games. He’s hitting .375 (15-for-40) during the streak, which is his longest since a 10-game streak from Aug. 23 to Sept. 2, 2019.
May 12: Astros 9, Angels 1 -- Gurriel cooking at home
Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel leads the American League in home batting average. After going 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, Gurriel is hitting .403 (.29-for-72) at Minute Maid Park this year with five homers and 20 RBIs.
May 11: Astros 5, Angels 1 -- McCullers deals at home
By allowing one run in eight innings, Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. lowered his career ERA to 2.63 at Minute Maid Park. That’s the lowest ERA by an Astros pitcher at the venue, which is in its 22nd season.
May 10: Angels 5, Astros 4 -- Altuve's extends hit streak
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double, extending his hitting streak to a season-high six games. He’s batting .423 (11-for-26) during the streak, with two homers, four runs and four RBIs. He has recorded five consecutive multihit games for the first time since July 4-14, 2017 -- his MVP-Award winning year.
May 9: Astros 7, Blue Jays 4 -- No scoring on the 'pen
Astros relievers Bryan Abreu, Kent Emanuel, Ryne Stanek, Andre Scrubb and Ryan Pressly combined to throw five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and no walks. It’s the first time since June 23, 2018 that Astros relievers have thrown as many as five scoreless innings, allowing two hits or fewer and no walks.
May 8: Blue Jays 8, Astros 4 -- Three-knock Alex
Third baseman Alex Bregman has consecutive three-hit games for the first time since Aug. 27-28, 2019. He has a hit in eight of his last nine games, batting .400 (14-for-35) in that span with six RBIs.
May 7: Astros 10, Blue Jays 4 -- Yordan's quick 100
With his RBI groundout in the eighth inning, Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez became the fastest player in the expansion era (since 1961) and the seventh-fastest player all-time to reach 100 RBIs. Friday marked Alvarez’s 114th career game.
May 6: Astros 7, Yankees 4 -- Birthday boy's big blast
Jose Altuve's game-winning home run was cause for celebration on its own. But for it to come on his birthday made it even sweeter. Altuve turned 31 on Thursday, playing on his birthday for an eighth time. He had never hit a home run (or recorded an RBI) on his birthday before. In fact, he has gone just 6-for-27 (.222) historically on his special day -- but hey, this year makes up for all of that.
May 5: Yankees 6, Astros 3 -- New York a puzzle to solve
The Astros might have beaten the Yankees in their past three postseason series dating back to 2015, but during the regular season, they can't find their footing in the Bronx. Houston dropped a 2-1 series in New York in 2018 and 3-1 in 2019, and clinched another series loss in 2021 by falling behind 2-0 with Wednesday's defeat.
May 4: Yankees 7, Astros 3 -- Greinke climbing all-time starts list
Tuesday was the 466th career start of Zack Greinke’s Major League career, which is the most among active pitchers. He moved past Don Drysdale and Milt Pappas and into a tie with Orel Hershiser for 72nd on the all-time list. His next start will tie Chuck Finley for 71st place with 467 starts.
May 2: Rays 5, Astros 4 -- Alvarez ends drought
Yordan Alvarez ended the longest homerless streak of his young career, snapping a 13-game stretch on Sunday against the Rays. Previously, the longest Alvarez had gone without a home run was eight games during his rookie season.
May 1: Astros 3, Rays 1 -- Urquidy dominates Rays
José Urquidy pitched seven shutout innings on Saturday, continuing his dominance over the club. Including the postseason, Urquidy has allowed just two earned runs to Tampa Bay in 15 2/3 career innings.