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MLB: Arizona 13, Houston 8
Justin Upton hit a two-run homer and his bases-loaded walk in the fifth touched off a five-run inning that lifted Arizona to a 13-8 win over Houston.
The Diamondbacks built a seven-run lead through five innings and boosted the advantage to nine heading into the eighth before the Astros put on a belated surge.
Upton’s homer, his eighth of the year, gave Arizona a 4-2 lead in the third. After Upton’s walk in the fifth forced in a run, Miguel Montero drove in two more with a single. Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI double later in the inning and he then scored on a single by starting pitcher Trevor Cahill.
Arizona added four runs in the seventh, two of them coming in on a single by Stephen Drew.
Cahill (8-8) went 5 1/3 innings to get the win, allowing three runs on nine hits.
Bud Norris (5-8) struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings, but surrendered six hits and walked five while giving up nine runs in taking the loss.
Both teams had 14 hits
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