A green laser beam bounced around a fog-filled clubhouse. Music blared from all corners of the darkened room. It's a postgame party that's becoming commonplace with these Houston Astros.
Evan Gattis hit two home runs, Collin McHugh excelled once again and the Astros exceeded last season's win total, beating the New York Yankees 6-2 Wednesday.
The AL West leaders improved to 71-57, a year after going 70-92. With almost six weeks left on the schedule, the Astros already have achieved their best season since 2010.
A day after a 15-1 romp that saw excitable Carlos Gomez get into a dustup with the Yankees, there weren't any signs of ill will between the teams. Houston star Jose Altuve was hit in the shoulder by a pitch in the ninth and merely looked at reliever Nick Goody as he walked to first base.
The power-packed Astros did show off their small-ball side during a four-run fifth that made it 5-0.