Oswalt Leads Astros Past Padres

Tejada, Berkman provide offense as Houston ace dazzles
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 10:57 PM CDT
Houston Astros' Miguel Tejada, right, slides into second base as San Diego Padres shortstop Khalil Greene fields the throw in the sixth inning during a baseball game on Monday, April 21, 2008.   (AP Photo/Bob Levey)
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(Newser) – Roy Oswalt won consecutive starts for the first time since August, and Miguel Tejada and Lance Berkman drove in three runs each to lead the Houston Astros over the San Diego Padres 10-3 Monday night. Oswalt (2-3) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings as the Astros won their second straight following a three-game losing streak.

Oswalt was 6-0 over eight starts from July 20 to Sept. 3, then went 0-4 in six starts before winning at Philadelphia on April 16. Justin Germano (0-2) allowed a career-high 10 runs in 3 1-3 innings, and the 10 hits he gave up matched the most off him in 39 major league appearances.