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Nats Snap Astros Winning Streak

(Newser) - Willie Harris and Rob Mackowiak homered to help the Washington Nationals beat Houston 8-3 last night and end the Astros' five-game winning streak. John Lannan (3-3) allowed seven hits in six innings and the Nationals snapped Houston's eight-game winning streak at Minute Maid Park. The Astros averaged 7.3 runs... More »

Backe Leads Houston to Win

PItcher hits homer, pitches 5 2/3 solid innings

(Newser) - Pitcher Brandon Backe and Michael Bourn hit back-to-back home runs in a five-run fifth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 last night. It was the second night in a row the Astros have hit consecutive home runs, after they hit three straight in the series opener.... More »

Glaus' 1st Homer Leads Cardinals Over Houston

Brushback pitch empties benches for second straight day

(Newser) - Troy Glaus hit his first home run with St. Louis and Albert Pujols also connected to lead the Cardinals to a 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Glaus, who was acquired in an offseason trade that sent Scott Rolen to Toronto, had entered the game leading the majors... More »

Backe Pitches Astros Past Marlins

Berkman's 2-run homer backs Houston's first shutout of season

(Newser) - Brandon Backe pitched five strong innings and Lance Berkman hit a two-run homer and scored another run, helping the Houston Astros beat the Florida Marlins 5-0 last night. Backe (1-1) gave up five hits and five walks with two strikeouts in 105 pitches. Florida put runners in scoring positions in... More »

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