ESPN.com: Real or not? Astros are headed for another 100-win season
Well, that wasn't very nice of the Houston Astros.
The Seattle Mariners returned home from a road trip as the hottest team in baseball, owning a 13-2 record, mashing home runs like a beer league softball team and creating buzz around the sport as the early surprise team of 2019.
Then this happened:
Friday: Jose Altuve and Yuri Gurriel hit grand slams as the Astros pounded out 16 hits in rallying from a 3-0 deficit to win 10-6.
Saturday: The Mariners got a quality start from Felix Hernandez, but Justin Verlander fanned 11 in six innings and Altuve homered for the fifth straight game for a 3-1 victory.