Houston got home runs from Robinson Chirinos, George Springer and Carlos Correa. The Royals got home runs from Hunter Dozier and Adalberto Mondesi. Only two runs in the game were scored without the help of a home run, both scored by Houston, and that was the difference in the game.
Adalberto Mondesi hit a fastball to center for a two-run home run to give the Royals a 4-3 lead in the fifth.
Hunter Dozier hit a 97mph fastball to left for a two-run home run to pull the Royals to within one at 3-2.
Jorge Soler was not able to cutoff a hit in the right center gap which allowed an insurance run to score for Houston. He did recover to throw to third to get George Springer after he oversold the base.
Billy Hamilton went down near the dirt for a breaking ball and blooped it over the second baseman for a single. … He cutoff a hit by Alex Bregman in the left center gap and threw him out trying to stretch a single into a double.
Jakob Junis struggled in this one. He went just 5.1 innings and allowed nine hits and two walks.
Scott Barlow continued pitching well in this game. He went 1.1 innings and allowed just one hit and struck out two.