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New York Falls 8-1 to Houston - Recap

Chris Johnson swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 6 runs as his Astros defeated New York 8-1 at Minute Maid Park.

Houston won as a -147 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Wandy Rodriguez earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 6 RBIs from Chris Johnson in the win.

New York's starting pitcher Chris Schwinden worked 4 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Ruben Tejada in a losing cause.

Houston outhit their counterparts 15-7 in the game.

Houston heads into a battle against St. Louis. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Arizona.