Yorman Bazardo lasted just two-plus innings, taking his first loss of the year. (Rick Scuteri/AP)
By Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com
The Astros gave Yorman Bazardo a pair of early leads on Lance Berkman's two-run double and Jeff Keppinger's two-run jack, but the right-hander couldn't capitalize, giving up eight earned runs in two-plus frames before giving way to the bullpen.
BATTING 2B: Montero, M (26, Bazardo), Parra, G (15, Bazardo), Allen (2, Lopez, W). HR: Romero, A (1, 3rd inning off Lopez, W, 2 on, 0 out), Montero, M (13, 6th inning off Lopez, W, 0 on, 0 out), Hester
(1, 6th inning off Lopez, W, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Allen 4; Parra, G 2; Reynolds, Ma; Roberts, R 2; Hester 4; Montero, M 6; Drew 2; Romero, A 4; Scherzer; Upton,
J 2. RBI: Reynolds, Ma 2 (88), Drew 2 (56), Montero, M 2 (47), Parra, G 2 (50), Romero, A 3 (17), Hester 2 (2). 2-out RBI: Drew; Hester 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parra, G; Reynolds, Ma 2. SAC: Scherzer. GIDP: Montero, M. Team RISP: 9-for-14. Team LOB: 5.
FIELDING E: Drew 2 (10, fielding, throw). Outfield assists: Romero, A (Berkman at 3rd base).