Chris Carter Provides The Power As The Astros Take Down Rays 4-1

KRISTIE RIEKEN,AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Carter homered twice, including a go-ahead three-run shot in the seventh, to back seven strong innings from Bud Norris and give the Houston Astros a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.

The victory breaks a five-game skid for the Astros, who had been shut out in their last two games.

Carter broke a 22-inning scoring drought for Houston with his solo homer in the second off Roberto Hernandez (4-10) that tied it 1-1. He connected on a full-count pitch from Jake McGee on his second home run to make it 4-1 in the seventh.

Norris (6-7) allowed six hits and one run with five strikeouts to break a three-game losing streak. Jose Veras allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth for his 17th save.

Tampa Bay Houston
ab r h bi ab r h bi
DJnngs cf 3 1 1 0 Altuve 2b 3 0 1 0
Joyce lf 3 0 2 0 Wallac 1b 3 0 1 0
Zobrist 2b 3 0 0 1 Elmore pr-lf 1 1 0 0
Longori dh 4 0 0 0 JCastro c 4 1 1 0
Loney 1b 4 0 2 0 Carter lf-1b 3 2 2 4
WMyrs rf 4 0 0 0 C.Pena dh 3 0 0 0
KJhnsn 3b 3 0 1 0 JDMrtn rf 3 0 1 0
JMolin c 3 0 1 0 BBarns cf 3 0 0 0
Scott ph 1 0 0 0 MDmn 3b 3 0 0 0
YEscor ss 3 0 1 0 RCeden ss 3 0 1 0
Totals 31 1 8 1 Totals 29 4 7 4
Tampa Bay 100 000 000—1
Houston 010 000 30x—4

DP_Houston 3. LOB_Tampa Bay 7, Houston 2. 2B_Loney (20), Wallace (1), J.D.Martinez (13). HR_Carter 2 (17). SB_De.Jennings (11), K.Johnson (7). CS_J.Molina (1), Altuve (6). S_Altuve. SF_Zobrist.

IP H R ER BB SO
Tampa Bay
Ro.Hernandez L,4-10 6 4 3 3 0 1
McGee 1 2 1 1 0 2
J.Wright 1 1 0 0 0 0
Houston
B.Norris W,6-7 7 6 1 1 3 5
Cisnero H,5 1 1 0 0 0 1
Veras S,17-20 1 1 0 0 0 1

Ro.Hernandez pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Umpires_Home, Bob Davidson; First, Jim Reynolds; Second, John Hirschbeck; Third, James Hoye.

T_2:45. A_14,143 (42,060).

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