Astros win behind Myers, Berkman
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.