Astros Rally Past Dodgers

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2008 9:36 PM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers' James Loney, right, is congratulated by third base coach Larry Bowa after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros in the first inning of their game today in L.A.   (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
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(Newser) – Hiroki Kuroda took a no-hitter into the seventh inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers before the Houston Astros broke out for seven hits and six runs in the eighth inning to pull out an 8-5 victory today. Lance Berkman, Carlos Lee and Hunter Pence had RBI singles against reliever Jonathan Broxton (1-1), as the Astros won for the eighth time in nine games.

Houston also completed its first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium since September 1992. Geoff Geary (1-1) pitched one inning for the win, and Jose Valverde got the final out for his eighth save after Doug Brocail gave up two runs in the ninth. Houston starter Shawn Chacon ended up with his eighth straight no-decision to start the season - tying a major league record.