Astros’ three-run 10th provides road victory
Bourn’s 2-run triple, Keppinger’s single beat San Diego
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.