Hunter Pence celebrates his go-ahead homer with Darin Erstad. (Ronald Martinez/Getty)
By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com
Arlington native Hunter Pence belted a tiebreaking homer in the eighth to lead the Astros to their first win in six games vs. the Rangers this season. The bullpen also shined, keeping Texas off the board after Brandon Backe yielded three runs over four innings in his first start of the season.
BATTING HR: Young, M (9, 1st inning off Backe, 0 on, 1 out), Davis, C (13, 2nd inning off Backe, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Andrus; Davis, C 4; Cruz, N; Young, M 5; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI: Young, M (26), Davis, C (28). 2-out RBI: Davis, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Teagarden; Cruz, N; Jones, An. GIDP: Kinsler. Team RISP: 1-for-8. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Cruz, N (11, 3rd base off Backe/Quintero), Murphy, Dv (5, 2nd base off Wright, W/Quintero), Byrd (3, 2nd base off