The Astros were a hit Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
They put up a run-scoring double a home run and a triple to center field before L.J. Hoes supplied their first single in the third inning — and that was only the beginning of an avalanche of offense during a welcome return home.
Jonathan Villar set a career high with two of the Astros’ three triples — the most they have collected in a game in more than a year — and Matt Dominguez and Robbie Grossman homered in a 12-4 victory over Toronto.
“It’s good when you have days like this” Hoes said. “Everyone seemed to be clicking on all cylinders and these are fun games.”
Brett Wallace slugged two doubles and umpires had to review Jose Altuve’s run-scoring double off the left-field wall in the first inning to make sure it wasn’t a homer as the Astros churned out eight extra-base hits.
“Those were some pretty productive at-bats by pretty much all the guys” Astros manager Bo Porter said.
The Astros (42-85) finished with 15 hits. Thei