Final Score: Houston 5, Arizona 1
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Carter homered twice and Dallas
Keuchel tossed eight solid innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-1 victory
over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
George Springer went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored while Alex Presley
supplied two hits and a run for the Astros, who have won three of their last
Keuchel (8-3) earned the win after allowing just one run on four hits with
Aaron Hill homered and Brandon McCarthy (1-9) was tagged with the loss after
giving up five runs on eight hits in six-plus innings.
"I wasn't sharp, really, from the get-go," McCarthy said. "I thought I did a
good job of trying to get as deep as I could."
Houston started the scoring in the first. Springer singled and Jon Singleton
walked before Jason Castro's single up the middle brought around Springer.
Jonathan Villar singled to lead off the third. Two batters later, Springer
reached with a single and both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch.
Singleton's groundout plated Villar to make it a 2-0 game.
Hill answered back with a blast to left in the fourth to get the Diamondbacks
"He's a professional hitter and he's been in this league for a while," Keuchel
said of Hill. "He knows what he likes, and I put it right in his wheelhouse."
Carter countered with a shot of his own over the wall in left during the home
half, staking the Astros to a 3-1 lead.
The Astros went up 5-1 in the seventh after Carter crushed another homer, this
time to right field. Presley singled, Marwin Gonzalez walked and Villar
bunted to load the bases before Springer's sacrifice fly brought around
Keuchel has won six of his last seven starts ... McCarthy yielded a run in the
first inning for the first time since April 27 vs. Philadelphia ... Houston
second baseman Jose Altuve was out of the lineup with a left oblique injury
... Houston reliever Chad Qualls has not allowed a run in his last 19
06/12 03:21:33 ET
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