Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Lucas Harrell was helped by a big defensive
play in the ninth inning to record his first career shutout as the Houston
Astros blanked the San Diego Padres, 1-0, in the third test of a four-game set
at Minute Maid Park.
Harrell (7-6) scattered six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts, while
Matt Downs supplied the offense with a home run for Houston, which won for the
fourth time in five games.
Clayton Richard (5-8) allowed just two hits and a run over seven strong
innings to take the loss and snap a three-start win streak.
Yonder Alonso and Logan Forsythe each collected a pair of hits for the Padres,
who dropped their second straight game.
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