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Astros' bats come alive in 9-5 win over Diamondbacks

But the Astros are showing signs of coming out of their slump after the offense came alive to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, winning consecutive games for the first time in three weeks.

Starter Charlie Morton (10-5) threw 6 1/3 solid innings as the Astros defeated the Diamondbacks 9-5 on Wednesday night.

But the Astros added some insurance runs when Juan Centeno scored on a wild pitch by David Hernandez, and Jose Altuve's sacrifice fly drove in Derek Fisher.

"I know things didn't get off the right way for us, but I think something clicked offensively for us, and Goldy's home run set a really good tone for what we were ready to do.

Carlos Beltran gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the second with a monstrous home run into the upper deck in right field.


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