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Porter believes club starting to come together

ANAHEIM -- The Astros began their six-game road trip with a pair of victories in Colorado, and manger Bo Porter believes the team is starting to find a rhythm.

"I think we're coming together," Porter said. "These guys really enjoy coming to the ballpark every day. They enjoy being around each other. We create a great atmosphere from a standpoint of atmosphere on the field, in the clubhouse."

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While the Astros have had several rough patches in the early going of the season, Porter has preached that it is more important to focus on the process than the win-loss record. The ability to look at the big picture is something Porter believes has helped his team.

"Early on, when you're losing close games, that can wear on you, but I think that we stayed the course because we all know it is about the process," Porter said.

Despite currently being 20 games below .500, Porter believes the Astros -- who have won three of their last four -- will run into a hot streak at some point in the season as long as they remain focused and committed to the process.

"We're going to hit our stride and our stretch where we start to win a lot of these ballgames," Porter said.

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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