HOUSTON (AP) - Clint Barmes homered and drove in three runs and
Michael Bourn added three RBIs to help starter J.A. Happ break a
seven-game losing streak in the Houston Astros' 7-6 win over the
Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Happ (4-11) yielded seven hits and five runs with four walks in
5 2-3 innings to break the career-long skid and win for the first
time since May 14.
Barmes hit his two-run shot in the second inning and added a run
on a single in the fourth. Bourn pushed Houston's lead to 6-2 in
the fourth with a two-run double. His run-scoring single in the
sixth made it 7-5 after Washington scored three in the sixth.
Michael Morse and Jerry Hairston Jr. both homered and had three
hits and two RBIs for the Nationals.