Houston Astros keep making baseball history

Astros leading American League breaking Major League Baseball records this season, starting with its pitcher, Gerrit Cole who can’t stop striking out opponents.

With his 10th strikeout in the game against the Los Angeles Angles Sept. 30, Astros Gerrit Cole became the first pitcher in MLB history to record nine straight double-digit strikeout games.

The Houston Astros, who won the World Series two years ago, became the first team in HISTORY to have the most strikeouts in MLB by their pitchers and the fewest strikeouts by their players.

Two Astros teammates– Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander– are vying for the American Leagues’ Cy Young Award, the award given to the best pitcher in each league.

Cole became the 18th major league pitcher since 1900 to strike out at least 300 batters in a season Wednesday night.

The Astros also reached a franchise record number of wins: 107, joining three other teams in making MLB win history. Four teams in the same season– the first in MLB history– recorded 100 wins.



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