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Yuli Gurriel hits a grand slam on a 94 mile-an-hour fastball.

Miami’s Dan Straily had the formula on how to keep the Astros bats silent, allowing only one hit in five innings.

After having a successful four innings of work, Straily was hit by a comebacker to the mound and was lifted from the game after completing the fifth inning.

“The ball caught me right on a muscle on my foreman,” Straily said. “I’m very fortunate that it wasn’t at my face or hitting any bones in my arm. I got pretty lucky in that regard. Hopefully, it’s just a sore muscle in my arm.”

The Marlins were first to score on a Christian Yelich single to right field that scored J.T. Riddle from second base.

In the top of the sixth Josh Reddick would double, Carlos Correa would draw a walk and Evan Gattis would then be hit by a pitch to load the bases.

After seeing three straight fastballs, Gurriel took a 94 mile-an-hour fastball to left-center field for a grand slam to take an Astros 4-1 lead.

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Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Miami. The Astros defeated the Marlins 7-2. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

In the seventh, the Astros would load the bases once more. Jose Altuve would cash in with a two-run single to left field scoring Norichika Aoki and George Springer, Astros 6-1.

In the bottom of the eighth Justin Bour hit a homer off of relief pitcher Luke Gregerson to inch the Marlins closer, Astros 6-2.

In the top of the ninth Altuve hit his sixth home run of the year to finish the scoring of the game, Astros victory 7-2.

Joe Musgrove earned the win after giving up one run in 5 2/3 innings, giving him a 3-3 record for the year.

Altuve was hit in the left hand/forearm area by Straily in the first inning.

“In the moment I felt it a little, but then it went away,” Altuve said. “I was able to swing the bat, so I feel good, especially because we won.”

Springers 13 game hitting streak came to an end after going 0-5 in the win.

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Dallas Keuchell (6-0) will take the mound tonight for the Astros against Tom Koehler (1-1) for the Marlins.

First pitch is at 6:10 P.M. at Marlins Park in Miami.

Houston LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-0, 1.69 ERA) tries to become the first seven-game winner in the majors when he starts Tuesday night against RHP Tom Koehler (1-1, 5.60).

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