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The Houston Astros avoided a three-game sweep by defeating the Texas Rangers 5-3 Thursday night at Rangers Ballpark.

Houston won the game as -160 favorites, while the eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (11).

Michael Bourn went 2-for-5 at the plate and drove in one run for the Astros. Alberto Arias tossed the win, and Jose Valverde sealed the deal with his third save.

Michael Young went 2-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run for the Rangers. Jason Jennings allowed four hits and two runs in the loss.