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MLB: Houston 6, Philadelphia 4

Sept. 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jed Lowrie's double put Houston in front during a three-run eighth inning Thursday and the Astros rallied to defeat Philadelphia 6-4.

The Phillies had their season-best, seven-game winning streak snapped by a team that is only two losses away from having 100 of them for the season.

Philadelphia took a 4-0 lead through three innings, but Houston got back in it on a three-run homer from Matt Dominguez in the fourth.

Lowrie's two-run double then gave the Astros the lead in the eighth and he later scored on a base hit by Brandon Barnes. Houston has won four times in its last seven games.

Wesley Wright (1-2) recorded the final two outs in the eighth to collect his first win in two years and only the ninth of his five-year career. Wilton Lopez gave up a leadoff single in the ninth, but retired the next three batters for his fifth save.

Phillippe Aumont (0-1), the fifth of six Philadelphia pitchers, took the loss. It was his first major league decision and came in his 10th appearance.

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