Air Yordan

05/23/2023 Air Yordan

By: Jeff Yoder

Yordan Alvarez Belts 2 HRs, 1 Grand Slam as Astros Win 8th Straight


Everything seems to going right lately for the Houston Astros. While the Texas Rangers still hold the AL West lead after a hot start, it’s the Stros who are now one game back in the midst of an eight-game win streak thanks to Monday’s home-run derby from Yordan Alvarez. The Astros’ long-ball extraordin-air went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored thanks to a pair of homers — a solo shot and a grand slam. Alvarez has a dozen dingers on the year, and Houston hit a season-high five home runs in total as they routed the Brewers in the series opener (12-2). The Rays won April, but the Astros are winning May.


Watch: Astros Win 8th Straight Behind Yordan’s 2-HR Game


MLB Quick-Hitters


Freedie’s ReturnFreddie Freeman returned to Atlanta as a member of the Dodgers and delivered a clutch 3-run homer to lift L.A. over the Braves (8-6).


Castillo’s 1K KsLuis Castillo tossed a gem (6 IP, 8 Ks, 4 Hits, 0 ERA) for the Mariners against the last-placed A’s (11-2) to hit a milestone moment — 1,000 career strikeouts.


Rays Rake JaysAnother AL East rivalry series is underway between the Rays and Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay took advantage of Toronto’s mistakes with three home runs in the opener (6-4).


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