ATLANTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Justin Maxwell's second homer of the game Saturday put Houston ahead in the seventh inning and sent the Astros to a rare road win, 3-2 over Atlanta.
Maxwell's lead-off blast off Paul Malholm (9-7) broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Astros their first win away from home since July 16 -- a span of 10 road contests.
Maxwell finished 4-for-4, driving in all three runs for Houston, which broke an overall four-game skid.
Lucas Harrell (9-7) recorded the victory, yielding a pair of runs while overcoming five walks. The right-hander allowed four hits and struck out five.
Fernando Rodriguez and Wesley Wright combined for 2 1/3 scoreless relief frames and Wilton Lopez collected his first save for Houston, which evened its three-game series.
Maholm, making his first start for the Braves since being obtained in a trade from the Chicago Cubs, was touched for three runs on six hits over seven full innings.
Dan Uggla drove in a pair of runs for second-place Atlanta, which came into the contest trailing National League East-leading Washington by two games.
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