DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez homered again, Michael Cuddyer and Jordan Pacheco had three hits apiece and the Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 11-5 on Thursday night.
Gonzalez, who homered in his last three at-bats Wednesday, hit a three-run shot in the first inning against Bud Norris. Gonzalez's 14th homer made him the first Rockies player to go deep in four consecutive at-bats.
Gonzalez was intentionally walked in the second, doubled in the fourth and singled in the eighth. He is 13 for 20 with six homers and 10 RBIs in his last five games.
It was the 22nd time a player has homered in four consecutive plate appearances and the 38th time a player has homered in four straight official at-bats.