- Houston, Texas 77299
|4th||M Trumbo homered to right (375 feet).||1||0|
|6th||J Altuve lined out to third, B Barnes scored, J Elmore to second on throwing error by third baseman A Callaspo.||1||1|
|8th||J Hamilton doubled to deep left center, H Kendrick scored, J Hamilton scored on throwing error by shortstop J Elmore.||3||1|
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