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Vazquez, Braves stifle Astros

Javier Vazquez tossed seven scoreless innings to earn the win, as the Atlanta Braves edged the Houston Astros 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Atlanta won as -145 road favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 8.5-run total listed by sportsbooks.

Vazquez went 2-for-3 at the dish for the Braves, who got homers from Nate McLouth and Adam LaRoche in the payday.

Hunter Pence was 2-for-4 with a run batted in for Houston, while Felipe Paulino allowed two runs over six innings to take the loss for the Astros.