Astros Edge D'backs


Martin Maldonado's RBI-single in the eighth inning proved to be the difference as the Astros edged the Diamondbacks 5-4 in Houston.  Josh Reddick homered for the  'Stros, who took two-of-three in the series.  Justin Verlander struck  out 11 over seven innings of one-run ball as he improved to 16-and-9.   Roberto Osuna closed it out for his 18th save.  David Peralta went deep  in the sixth and Daniel Descalso drilled a two-run homer in the ninth  for the D'backs, who finished just 2-and-5 on their road trip.  Zack  Greinke gave up four runs to take the loss.

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