The Astros struck out more times than any other team in major league history in a third straight miserable year.
Now they'll head toward 2014 with the longest season-ending losing streak in more than a century.
Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking homer in a four-run 14th inning, and the New York Yankees sent the Astros to their 15th straight loss with a 5-1 victory Sunday.
''For these guys, it's just been a long year,'' Houston manager Bo Porter said. ''We have a lot to talk about. We have a lot of things that we have to do as an organization.''
Houston (51-111) set a team record for defeats and had the most in the majors since Arizona lost the same amount in 2004. The Astros finished with the lengthiest season-ending losing streak since the 1899 Cleveland Spiders dropped their last 16, according to STATS.
And the problem wasn't just limited to this season. The Astros' 324 losses over three years matched the 1917 Philadelphia Athletics for third most in major league history behind ...