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Astros handle Marlins

Astros handle Marlins

Jason Michaels' pinch-hit, two-run homer highlighted a three-run bottom of the eighth inning, as the Houston Astros dumped the Florida Marlins 7-5 on Tuesday night.

Houston cashed as +100 home underdogs, while the game played OVER the 8.5-run total listed by sportsbooks.

J.R. Towles went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in for the Astros, as Brandon Lyon picked up the victory in relief of Brett Myers for Houston.

Jorge Cantu was 2-for-4 with a solo shot and two RBIs for Florida, while Tim Wood took the loss after allowing the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the eighth.