HAPLESS PHILLIES BATTERED BY AMAZING ASTROS 5-0!

By Sam Bush

Derek Fisher drove in two runs and Charlie Morton pitched seven innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-0 victory over the Phillies.

Jose Altuve (above) extended his hitting streak to 17 straight games with a sixth-inning double to help the AL West-leading Astros improve to an American League-best 67-33. Houston is 9-0 in interleague play.

Fisher’s two-run single to right in the sixth gave the Astros a five-run lead.

The Phils had just four hits — all doubles — while dropping its major-league worst record to 34-64.

“Not much offense at all,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.

Morton (8-4) gave up three hits and struck out nine. The 33-year-old was signed by the Phillies before last season but played in just four games before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury.

Nick Pivetta (3-6) allowed five runs and six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in six innings.

Pivetta was pitching well until the sixth when Houston managed four runs and five hits.

Altuve led off with a double down the right-field line and scored on Josh Reddick’s RBI single. Marwin Gonzalez’s RBI single made it 3-0 before Fisher’s hit.

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