Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/14
HOUSTON -- If nothing else, the Houston Astros can try to play spoilers down the stretch. Houston continued to play well against playoff contenders Thursday night, defeating Philadelphia 6-4 to snap the Phillies' season-high seven-game winning streak and drop 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. Jed Lowrie hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning to give the Astros the lead, and Matt Dominguez homered for the Astros, who took a three-game series at Cincinnati last weekend. "When you're a team where we're at, just trying to play the season out, you've got to try to motivate them," Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco said. "We could factor into the end of the season here. Hopefully people will say they're (Astros) starting to play good and they've got some life and some energy and they're in the right direction. That's what we want." Astros starter Lucas Harr...
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