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Pence, Astros edge Phillies

Pence, Astros edge Phillies

Hunter Pence was 2-for-3 with a two-run blast and three runs batted in to lift the Houston Astros past the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Monday.

Houston won as +165 home underdogs, while the game played UNDER the 8.5-run total listed by sportsbooks.

Michael Bourn knocked in a run for the Astros, as Wesley Wright picked up the win in relief of starter Brian Moehler for Houston.

Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a big fly and two RBIs for Philadelphia, while Chan Ho Park was hit with the defeat after coming into the game for Phillies starter Jamie Moyer.