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MLB: Los Angeles 7, Houston 2

  |   July 9, 2004 at 5:39 AM
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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