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Old 10-03-2015, 12:41 AM   #1
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Astros break franchise record in runs, beat Diamondbacks 21-5

The Astros broke a franchise record in runs in a 21-5 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday in Phoenix.

Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus got the scoring started with an RBI single in the first inning to score right fielder George Springer. First baseman Chris Carter batted in shortstop Carlos Correa and Rasmus with a single to make it 3-0 .

In the top of the second frame, Springer hit a solo home run and third baseman Luis Valbuena hit a double to left field and Rasmus scored on a throwing error to make it 5-0.

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve gave Houston a six-run advantage in the third inning when he hit a sacrifice fly that scored Preston Tucker.

Correa set a rookie franchise record with a solo home run in the fourth inning -- his 22nd of the year.

Arizona made it 7-2 in the fifth inning on a home run by Peter O'Brien.

The Astros had more luck with the long ball in the sixth inning on back-to-back home runs by Rasmus and Valbuena to make it 10-2.

Houston broke a franchise record by scoring its 21st run in the eighth inning. 

We'll have more about the Astros' record-breaking win shortly.

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