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Carter powers Astros past Rangers

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Carter homered twice to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers in the second contest of a three-game set on Tuesday.

Jose Altuve, Jon Singleton, Matt Dominguez and Marwin Gonzalez each drove in a run and George Springer also homered for the Astros, who won their second straight game on the heels of a seven-game skid.

Houston starter Brad Peacock (3-5) surrendered two runs on six hits with five strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings to earn the win.

Leonys Martin drove in two runs with a homer and triple for Texas, which has dropped nine of its last 10 games. Phil Irwin (0-1) lost his season debut after giving up three runs on six hits and two walks in four-plus innings.

07/08 23:59:27 ET

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