Oswalt, Bourn Lead Astros Over Phillies

Rollins misses seventh straight game with calf injury
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 9:24 PM CDT
Houston Astros' Michael Bourn, right, slaps hands with Mark Loretta after hitting a solo home run off Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Kendrick in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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(Newser) – Roy Oswalt snapped out of an early funk with seven strong innings, Michael Bourn hit a tiebreaking solo homer and the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Wednesday night. Bourn connected off Kyle Kendrick (1-2) in the fifth inning to help beat his former teammates a night after the Phillies overcame a 3-0, ninth inning deficit to win.

Oswalt (1-3) finally looked like a three-time All-Star instead of the worst pitcher in the NL. The right-hander gave up one run and five hits to snap a three-game losing skid and beat the Phillies for the sixth straight time. Oswalt came in first or tied for first in the league in losses, runs and hits allowed.