Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Carlos Quentin clubbed a go-ahead RBI double in
the top of the 10th inning to lift the Padres to an 8-7 victory over the
Astros in the opener of a four-game series Monday at Minute Maid Park.
Brandon Lyon (0-2) entered in the 10th for the Astros and issued a one-out
walk to Chase Headley. Headley quickly swiped second before coming around to
score on Quentin's go-ahead double to right.
Huston Street fired a scoreless bottom of the 10th to record his 11th save of
the year and nail down San Diego's third win in their last four tries.
Jesus Guzman crushed a two-run homer in the eighth, while Dale Thayer (1-2)
earned the victory after tossing a perfect ninth.
Brian Bixler and Carlos Lee each hit solo shots in the first and Jason Castro
added a solo blast in the eighth to knot the game at 7-7, but the Astros lost
for the seventh time in their last 10 games.
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