Astros Vs. Diamondbacks: Houston Drops Game 1 of Weekend Series to Arizona 3-1

The Houston Astros lost 3-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park despite a solid pitching performance from starter Dallas Keuchel. The game remained scoreless through four innings, when the Diamondbacks opened the scoring with a sacrifice by pitcher Wade Miley. Chris Young followed with a double to left, scoring Wil Nieves and giving the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead. The Astros clawed one run back in the bottom half of the fifth when a Tyler Greene sacrifice fly plated Marwin Gonzalez. The Diamondbacks added an insurance run in the eighth inning, when a Paul Goldschmidt double scored Aaron Hill.

Keuchel picked up the loss despite contributing a solid 6 2/3 innings of work, giving up just two earned runs on four hits and striking out three. The performance was Keuchel's third consecutive quality start in August. Arizona starter Wade Miley was credited with the win after scattering eight hits over six innings. Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz got the save, his 24th of the season.

Read more on the Astros at The Crawfish Boxes and SB Nation Houston. Head over to AZ Snake Pit and SB Nation Arizona for more on the Diamondbacks. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.