Humberto Quintero gets congratulations after his fifth-inning homer. (Gus Ruelas/AP)
By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com
The Astros got another superlative start from Wandy Rodriguez, who ran his scoreless-innings streak to 17. Humberto Quintero smacked his first homer since last August to give Rodriguez the edge he needed, and Kaz Matsui added an RBI single in a two-run seventh.
a-Struck out for Mota in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Elbert in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Hudson, O (25, Rodriguez, W). TB: Ramirez, M; Hudson, O 4; Blake;
Ethier; Loney; Martin, R. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martin, R; Ethier; Loretta. GIDP:
Ethier, Blake. Team RISP: 0-for-8. Team LOB: 9.
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