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Padres slip past Astros

David Eckstein went 3-for-4 with a run batted in, as the San Diego Padres nipped the Houston Astros 4-3 on Tuesday night.

San Diego won as +100 home underdogs as the teams played UNDER the 8-run total set by oddsmakers.

Josh Banks gave up three runs over seven innings to get the victory for the Padres, while Heath Bell picked up his 22nd save of the season for San Diego.

Lance Berkman was 2-for-3 with a two-run shot for Houston, as Chris Sampson took the loss in relief of starter Mike Hampton for the Astros.