Astros win be­hind My­ers, Berk­man

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

HOUS­TON — Brett My­ers pitched a com­plete game, Lance Berk­man hit his first grand slam since 2008 and the Hous­ton Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Tues­day.

It is the 10th ca­reer com­plete game for My­ers (8-6) and his first since May. He al­lowed four hits and struck out a ca­reer high-ty­ing 12.

Berk­man’s fifth ca­reer grand slam came in Hous­ton’s six-run sev­enth in­ning with the team lead­ing 2-0. The shot, his first since Aug. 12, 2008, sailed over the bullpen in right-cen­ter field.

My­ers ex­tended his club record for con­sec­u­tive starts of at least six in­nings to be­gin a sea­son to 21.

He re­tired the first nine bat­ters be­fore giv­ing up a dou­ble to Tyler Colvin to start the fourth in­ning. He didn’t al­low a run un­til Colvin, a rookie, hit a solo homer to right field in the ninth.

Astros rookie third base­man Chris John­son ex­tended his ca­reer-best hit­ting streak to 11 games.

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