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MLB: Houston 4, Philadelphia 3

Sept. 7, 2009 at 8:35 PM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Hunter Pence was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI Monday to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Michael Bourn's bases-loaded walk in the seventh drove in the deciding run and Miguel Tejada scored twice for the Astros, who swept a four-game set against the Phillies for the first time in 10 years.

Brian Moehler started for Houston and gave up three runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings. Wesley Wright (3-2) got the win, getting the final two outs of the seventh.

Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI and Raul Ibanez hit a home run for the Phillies, who have lost five of six.

Jamie Moyer, making his first start since Aug. 9, went six innings and was charged with just two runs on three hits.

Chan Ho Park (3-3) took the loss after giving up back-to-back doubles by Tejada and Pence.

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