Jon Singleton homered and had three RBI and Jose Altuve added three hits to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday night.

The victory gives the Astros, who are last in the AL West at 11-20, consecutive series wins for the first time this season.

“It’s about winning series,” manager Joe Espada said. “That’s the message that we are carrying right now through our club. We have a lot of baseball left and that’s who I want our identity to be right now — just, win series. And if we do that, when we look back this is just going to be … in the back, rear window.”

Houston trailed 2-1 with one out in the sixth inning when Jeremy Peña tripled on a ball that deflected off the glove of center fielder Gabriel Arias. With two outs, Singleton knocked a ball from Logan Allen (3-2) into the front row in right field to put the Astros up 3-2.

Singleton has started the last three games at first base because slumping veteran José Abreu has been optioned to Houston’s spring training facility to help the 2020 AL MVP get back on track.