BALTIMORE, MD (KTRK) -- It was quite the night for the Astros in Baltimore.
Going into tonight's game against the Baltimore Orioles, the Astros had won 7 consecutive games and scored 10+ runs in three of the last four.
With the Orioles having one of the highest team ERA's in the MLB, the Astros had a chance to continue their hot streak.
It was almost set up for them to make history Saturday night.
The Astros scored 23 runs on 25 hits, marking the most runs the franchise has ever scored in a single game and the most extra-base hits.
It was an all-around effort for the Astros. Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel, Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman, Aledmys Diaz and Jose Altuve all had at least 3 hits in Saturday's contest.
Alvarez continued his historic rookie season and made an even stronger case for Rookie of the Year, hitting 3 HR's Saturday night.
Alvarez now has 51 RBI on the season through his first 45 career games. According to Ryan Spaeder, that is the most RBI for a player through their first 45 games.
He surpassed baseball legend Ted Williams.
Recently-acquired Aaron Sanchez had another strong outing after starting last week's combined no-hitter.
Sanchez went for 5 IP with 6 strikeouts and 1 earned run.
The final score of the game was 23-2.
The Astros are now 77-40 on the season and have won 8 consecutive games. They now possess the best record in the MLB.
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Astros finish historic night against Baltimore Orioles with 23 runs
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