LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) --
The Los Angeles Dodgers won their sixth straight game Thursday, 7-2 over the Houston Astros.
Paul Lo Duca homered and pitcher Edwin Jackson got a key hit for Los Angeles, which won for the ninth time in 11 games.
Houston went ahead 2-0 in the third inning on a two-run home run by Craig Biggio. The Dodgers tied it on an RBI single by Jayson Werth in the fourth and went ahead on a single by Jackson, the first hit of his career.
Lo Duca hit a solo homer in the fifth inning.
Jackson (2-0) allowed five hits and two runs in five innings nd Giovanni Carrara, Darren Dreifort and Tom Martin pitched in relief for Los Angeles.
Brandon Duckworth (1-2) took the loss.
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