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Astros Win Season-High Fourth In A Row In San Diego

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – Chris Johnson hit a solo homer, drove in two runs and scored twice, as the Houston Astros held off the San Diego Padres, 7-4, in the opener of a four-game series.

Carlos Lee, J.R. Towles, Brett Wallace and starter Bud Norris each drove in a run for the Astros, who have won the first four games of a seven-game road trip.

Norris (3-4) gave up four runs on six hits over six-plus innings to pick up the win. He also struck out six and walked two.

Chase Headley went 1-for-3 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to 12 games for the Padres, who started an 11-game homestand on Thursday.

Tim Stauffer (1-4), who turned 29 on Thursday, allowed seven runs — five earned — on eight hits over five full frames. He also struck out four and walked two in the loss.

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