Astros Win Streak Ends at 11

A rare bullpen meltdown led to a rare Astros loss, as the Royals rallied from down 7-1 to end the Astros streak.

It was a tough way to end a streak.

The Astros surrendered a 7-1 lead tonight, allowing six runs in the final two innings in an epic bullpen meltdown.

The loss ended the Astros winning streak at 11 games, the longest streak in the majors this season. 

The meltdown started in the eighth, when Reymin Guduan and James Hoyt loaded the bases before Ken Giles allowed a bases clearing double to Whit Merrifield.

Giles returned for the ninth, quickly retiring two in a row before a single and walk-off homer from Mike Moustakas ended the Astros hopes.

"I let my team down," Giles said after the game. "It's all on me. In my eyes, this team won today. My failure shouldn't overshadow what these guys did today." 

"It's gunna hurt for a little bit... but I'm gunna keep my head up and work my butt off for these guys."

Classy move by Giles and good outlook. Keep your head up and move on. We're still the best team in baseball, and the fact we had an 11 game streak in the first place is a testament to our greatness. One loss isn't going to kill us. 

We also have Dallas Keuchel going tomorrow, the best pitcher in the majors who will face off against Jason Vargas and the Royals in game three. First pitch 7:15 CT, Kauffman Stadium.

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