After the Houston Astros had four errors in an Opening Day loss, manager Brad Mills stressed the importance of cleaning up their play.
Since then the Astros haven't had had error and have been taking advantage of their opponents miscues.
Travis Buck drove in two runs, Justin Maxwell homered in his Houston debut and the Astros rebounded from an early deficit thanks to sloppy defensive play by the Atlanta Braves in an 8-3 win on Monday night.
''We talked about opening day and us giving the Rockies extra outs,'' Mills said. ''It's nice to see us (not make errors).''
The loss drops Atlanta to 0-4 for the first time since losing 10 straight to open the 1988 season. The Astros are 3-1 after finishing last season with baseball's worst record.
Houston trailed 3-0 in the third before a trio of errors by the Braves, with two from third baseman Juan Francisco, led to three unearned runs and tied the game.
''It's great to see our guys realize they can come back,'' Mills said. ''We were ab...