HOUSTON (AP) — Pitcher C.J. Wilson got his first major league hit, and Josh Hamilton homered in Texas’ three-run third inning as the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Tuesday night.
The Rangers stretched their road winning streak over the Astros to seven games. Houston has lost four in a row overall and seven of eight.
Wilson, 0 for 5 as a hitter in five-plus American League seasons, tripled to deep centre to start the Rangers’ rally in the third. He scored on Ian Kinsler’s grounder for a 1-1 tie.
Wilson (8-3) gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings. Neftali Feliz got the final out for his 15th save in 19 chances.
Astros rookie Jordan Lyles (0-3) allowed five runs and 10 hits in six innings.
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