Astros’ three-run 10th pro­vides road vic­tory

Bourn’s 2-run triple, Kep­pinger’s sin­gle beat San Diego

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

SAN DIEGO — Luke Gregerson, whose 110-bat­ter stretch with­out al­low­ing a walk re­cently ended, walked two con­sec­u­tive bat­ters with two outs in the 10th in­ning be­fore giv­ing up Michael Bourn’s two-run triple, in the Hous­ton Astros’ 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Thurs­day night.

Bourn fol­lowed the walks with a shot to cen­ter field that went over Tony Gwynn’s head to the wall, scor­ing both run- ners for a 5-3 lead. Jeff Kep­pinger sin­gled in Bourn for his third RBI.

It was Hous­ton’s sixth win in nine games.

Brian Moehler pitched ef­fec­tively into the sixth in­ning for Hous­ton, lim­it­ing San Diego to one run and four hits a day af­ter the Padres had 14 hits in a 13-3 vic­tory over Colorado.

Ja­son Michaels hit his fifth homer lead­ing off the sec­ond to give the Astros a 1-0 lead.

Af­ter con­sec­u­tive walks, Jon Gar­land re­tired the next two bat­ters be­fore in­ten­tion­ally walk­ing Bourn to load the bases. Kep­pinger capped off the in­ning with a two-run sin­gle.

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