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Astros Rally Past Giants

(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... More »

Astros Rally Past Dodgers

(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... More »

Astros Need 12 Innings to Overcome Brewers

(Newser) - Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday. Pence's home run to left field scored Lance Berkman and completed Houston's comeback for its third straight win. The Astros trailed by as many... More »

Lee's Homer Gives Astros 6th Straight Win

Isringhausen victimized for second time in three outings

(Newser) - Carlos Lee's home run capped a three-run rally off Jason Isringhausen in the ninth inning, helping the Houston Astros beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Miguel Tejada had an RBI triple and Lance Berkman's sacrifice fly for the second out tied it... More »

Tejada's Walk Off Ends Cards' Win Streak

Astros battle back after Valverde blows 3-0 lead in 9th

(Newser) - Miguel Tejada's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Houston Astros a 5-3 win over St. Louis on Monday night, snapping a five game winning streak for the Cardinals. Tejada's home run to right field off Kyle McClellan (0-1) scored pinch runner Darin Erstad. More »

D'backs Back on Top in NL West

Arizona squeaks by in huge game against Padres to regain the division lead

(Newser) - After chalking up an eight-run lead and then watching it dwindle, the Diamondbacks held on to win 8-7 and move back ahead of San Diego in the NL West. D'backs closer Jose Valverde gave up a solo homer to Milton Bradley in the ninth before striking out two Padres to... More »

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