Petit's homer lifts Astros over Jays
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Gregorio Petit's first career home run helped the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the second of a four-game set.
Robbie Grossman and Jesus Guzman each drove in a run for the Astros, who had lost seven of nine coming into the game.
Collin McHugh pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up one run on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Jose Vera (1-0) recorded the final two outs of the eighth to pick up the win.
Dioner Navarro drove in the lone run of the game for the Blue Jays, who had a six-game winning streak broken.
J.A. Happ pitched seven innings in the start and allowed a run on three hits and two walks while recording six strikeouts. Aaron Loup (3-3) allowed two runs in the eighth to take the loss.
08/01 23:12:08 ET