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With the 2-1 walkoff win on Wednesday afternoon against the Dodgers, that marks the fourth consecutive Astros game decided by one run.  In all, that is two straight series wins and four of their last six wins.

Before that, the Astros were on a horrid five game losing streak and it looked like no end was in sight.  Until they went north of the border and took two out of three from the AL East Toronto Blue Jays.

“To win that big series inTorontoand then come home to have a couple of big walkoff’s (hits) here were big.” Manager Brad Mills said in his Wednesday post-game press conference.  “The guys are doing a great job and their pushing it all the way through, which is pretty nice.” 

This is an Astros club that entered the series with the Dodgers at 17 wins and 30 losses.  They now have their confidence at an all-time high.   “These are the games that we’re learning how to win and how to get those hits and then how to get that last run in put them away,”  Wallace said after getting on base with a double in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday.  “You want to put game to game and then series to series and if we can continue to win series and go out there and put our best foot forward we’re gonna be where we wanna be.  It’s a process and we’re learning how to do that and this is a big step for us.”

The Astros now look to make it three straight series wins with the Arizona Diamondbacks coming in town for a three game weekend series, starting Friday night.  Brett Myers gets the series started against D-Backs righty Daniel Hudson.

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