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MLB: San Diego 7, Houston 2

June 5, 2011 at 10:09 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, June 5 (UPI) -- Jason Bartlett collected three hits, including an RBI triple, and Alberto Gonzalez knocked in two runs Sunday in San Diego's 7-2 win over Houston.

Bartlett's first-inning triple gave San Diego a 1-0 lead and the Padres never looked back, cruising to their third straight victory over the Astros in wrapping up a four-game series.

Chris Denorfia scored twice and Chase Headley contributed an RBI double for San Diego.

Mat Latos (4-6) earned the win in a five-inning performance, yielding two runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out three.

Rookie Jordan Lyles (0-1) was saddled with his first major-league loss, surrendering four runs on five hits before being pulled after four innings.

Hunter Pence and Carlos Lee drove in runs for the Astros.

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