facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
X
Breaking News: Protesters march on Pakistan PM Nawaz's house
 

MLB: Philadelphia 12, Houston 6

Sept. 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Jimmy Rollins opened the game with a home run Friday, the first of 16 Philadelphia hits that led to a 12-6 victory over Houston.

The teams combined for 25 hits in a slugfest that resulted in the Astros losing for the 99th time this season.

Houston has been playing baseball for a half century and until last season had never lost 100 games in a single year. The Astros are on the verge of making it two 100-loss seasons in a row.

The homer by Rollins touched off a four-run first inning. Ryan Howard had three RBI, one with a double in the first and two more in the eighth with a single. John Mayberry also drove in three runs with a pair of singles.

The beneficiary of the offensive show was Cole Hamels (15-6), who gave up four runs (three earned) over seven innings while striking out eight.

Philadelphia's first five runs were charged to Edgar Gonzalez (2-1), who lasted four innings.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
NCAA Game Summary - Colorado State vs. Colorado
2
UPI Sports Schedule for Saturday, August 30
3
Few surprises as Steelers reach roster limit
4
UPI Sports Results for August 29, 2014
5
FIBA World Cup update - August 30
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback