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Astros down Giants in rubber match

Hunter Pence cracked a three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 in the series rubber match Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros won the game as -142 favorites, and the 12 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Wandy Rodriguez tossed six innings for the win, allowing just four hits and two runs. Matt Lindstrom closed out the game for his 17th save.

Matt Cain gave up nine hits and seven runs over 2 2-3 innings for the Giants.