Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/13/12
HOUSTON -- Jed Lowrie hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Astros the lead, and Houston held on for a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Matt Dominguez homered for the Astros, who ended the Phillies' winning streak at a season-high seven games and dropped Philadelphia to 3 1/2 games back in the National League wild-card race pending the result of the St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers game. Astros starter Lucas Harrell gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits with five walks and four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. While Harrell was walking to the dugout after being pulled in the sixth, he was ejected by plate umpire Bill Miller after giving Miller a few choice words. Houston, which has the worst record in the majors, took a 6-4 lead with a two-out rally in the eighth. Dominguez walked, and pinch hitter Scott Moore was hit by a pitch from Phillippe Aumont (0-1). Lowrie, another pinch hitter, followed with a two-run dou...
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