Houston-Toronto in 10-player deal

Houston-Toronto in 10-player deal

SAN DIEGO, July 20 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros sent pitchers J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter to the Toronto Blue Jays in a 10-player trade Friday.

MLB: San Diego 8, Houston 7 (10 innings)

HOUSTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Carlos Quentin's 10th-inning double drove in the go-ahead run Monday, boosting the San Diego Padres to an 8-7 victory over Houston.

MLB: Milwaukee 6, Houston 5

MILWAUKEE, April 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and the Milwaukee Brewers scored the decisive run on a wild pitch Monday in a 6-5 win over Houston.

MLB: Miami 5, Houston 4 (11 inn.)

MIAMI, April 13 (UPI) -- Gaby Sanchez doubled home Chris Coghlan from first with nobody out in the 11th inning Friday, boosting Miami to a 5-4 victory over Houston.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Houston 3 (10 innings)

HOUSTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Brian McCann bashed a three-run homer in the top of the 10th inning Saturday, powering the Atlanta Braves to a 6-3 win over Houston.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, Houston 2

CINCINNATI, May 4 (UPI) -- Jay Bruce doubled in the final run in a three-run ninth inning Wednesday, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros.

MLB: Houston 1, San Diego 0

HOUSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Bud Norris and three relievers teamed up for a three-hit shutout Thursday and the Houston Astros edged San Diego 1-0.

MLB: Philadelphia 5, Houston 4

PHILADELPHIA, April 1 (UPI) -- John Mayberry Jr.'s pinch-hit single capped a three-run, ninth-inning rally that gave the Philadelphia Phillies a season-opening 5-4 win over Houston.

MLB: Houston 2, Cincinnati 0

CINCINNATI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Brandon Lyon recorded a milestone save Wednesday that preserved a 2-0 victory for Houston and Nelson Figueroa over NL Central-champion Cincinnati.

MLB: Houston 3, Milwaukee 2

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Bud Norris tamed the Brewers on three hits over seven-plus innings Tuesday and the Houston Astros topped Milwaukee 3-2.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Houston 3

HOUSTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Brandon Lyon's bad throw on an A.J. Ellis bunt led to three ninth-inning runs Saturday in a 6-3 Los Angeles Angels decision over Houston.

MLB: Houston 3, Arizona 2

PHOENIX, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Hunter Pence pounded three-run, first-inning homer Sunday and the Houston Astros rode it to a 3-2 win over Arizona.

MLB: Houston 6, Arizona 5

PHOENIX, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee completed a Houston comeback with a three-run, eighth-inning homer Saturday that rallied the Astros to a 6-5 win over Arizona.

MLB: Houston 3, St. Louis 0

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Wandy Rodriguez allowed only two hits in seven shutout innings Tuesday, staking the Houston Astros to a 3-0 decision over St. Louis.

MLB: Houston 4, New York Mets 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brett Myers fanned six batters in seven shutout innings Saturday, boosting the Houston Astros to a 4-1 decision over the New York Mets.
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Brandon Lyon
San Francisco Giants Todd Greene blows a bubble as he runs to first while Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Lyon (L) fields the ball in the seventh inning at AT&T Park in San Francisco on April 29, 2006. The Giants beat the Diamondbacks 3-2. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Brandon James Lyon (born August 10, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Houston Astros. He throws a 4-seam fastball, 12-6 curveball, slider, and changeup.

Lyon made his major league debut halfway through the 2001 season, posting a respectable 5-4 record for the Toronto Blue Jays, with a 4.29 ERA from 11 starts. He was the second youngest winning pitcher in Blue Jays' history after winning on debut (2-1 over Baltimore).

2002, however, was a different story. Lyon started the season as a starter for the Jays, but lost three of his first four decisions of the season, including a career-high 7 earned runs against the Yankees on April 10, and against the Angels on May 3. Three weeks later, Lyon was kicked from the rotation, and placed in the bullpen. He made his debut in this role at the Skydome, against Boston, pitching 3 1/3 innings. In five games of relief, Lyon had no decisions against him with a 5.19 ERA.

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