BUF97083102 -31 AUGUST 1997 - ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chris Carter (C) is tackled by Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris Spielman (54) and free safety Manny Martin (21) after a 20 yard pass play in second quarter NFL action in Rich Stadium August 31. UPI mm/Michael J. Miller
Jason Castro and Chris Carter each belted a fourth-inning homer Saturday, providing the spark for Houston in its 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Chris Carter ignited a six-run ninth inning with a two-run double Wednesday, sending Houston to a 6-1 win over Seattle.
Ervin Santana frustrated the Astros for seven innings Saturday, holding them to two runs in staking the Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 win over Houston.
Erik Bedard controlled the Angels on one run over seven innings Monday and Houston reeled off a sixth straight win, 2-1 over the Los Angeles Angels.
Bud Norris and two relievers combined on a seven-hit shutout Saturday and the Houston Astros tamed the Los Angeles Angels 2-0.
Jason Castro played a key role in each of Houston's three-run innings Friday and the Astros captured their third in a row by downing the Los Angeles Angels 6-3.
Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez both homered during a six-run sixth inning Thursday that rallied Houston to a 7-5 victory over Colorado.
Bartolo Colon controlled the Astros over seven shutout innings Sunday and the Oakland A's completed a three-game sweep with a 6-2 win over Houston.
Adrian Beltre went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBI Sunday, powering the Texas Rangers to a 12-7 win and a three-game sweep of Houston.
Nelson Cruz, Lance Berkman and Adrian Beltre each homered for Texas Saturday and the Rangers survived a late Houston rally to hold off the Astros 8-7.
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