MLB: Houston 12, Toronto 4

HOUSTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Robbie Grossman drove in four runs Friday and Houston took out its frustrations with an offensive outburst that created a 12-4 victory over Toronto.

The Astros, who had dropped three in a row and are already assured a losing record this season, came up with 15 hits and built a 10-2 lead through five innings.


Houston's attack was highlighted by a five-run fourth inning in which triples by Brandon Barnes and Jason Castro accounted for three runs.

Grossman had a sacrifice fly during the big fourth frame, brought home another run with a single in the fifth and hit a two-run homer in the seventh.

Jordan Lyles (6-6) gave up four runs on 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings, but was still the easy winner. Todd Redmond (1-2) was touched for seven runs and eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings.

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