Astros Rally Past Giants

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 11:53 PM CDT
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy removes relief pitcher Tyler Walker as catcher Steve Holm, right, looks on during the eighth inning of a game in San Francisco last night.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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(Newser) – Lance Berkman splashed his major league-leading 15th home run into McCovey Cove, breaking a ninth-inning tie and helping the Houston Astros rally past the San Francisco Giants 8-7 last night. Houston came back from a 6-0 deficit to take three of four from the Giants, its first series win at San Francisco since a three-game sweep in September 2001.

Berkman also hit a two-run single and is riding a 14-game hitting streak. He went 7-for-15 (.467) with three homers and seven RBIs during the series. Darin Erstad and Carlos Lee homered in the eighth inning. Tim Byrdak (2-0) got two outs for the win and Jose Valverde struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 11th save.