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Old 05-16-2015, 10:00 PM   #1
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Carter, Gonzalez, Gattis HR, Astros win 4th in row, top Jays

Chris Carter, Marwin Gonzalez and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

This is the latest point in a season the AL West-leading Astros have been in first place since May 22, 2004, when they topped the NL Central. At 24-13, Houston has its best 37-game start since 1999.

Houston trailed 3-2 before Carter hit a three-run shot off reliever Liam Hendricks in the sixth inning. One out later, Gonzalez homered to center field.

Toronto made it close late when pinch hitter Edwin Encarnacion connected for a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Luke Gregerson. But Gregerson recovered to get Josh Donaldson to fly out for his ninth save.

Scott Feldman (3-4) overcame a rough start to last 6 2-3 innings and strike out 10. It was his first win since April 30 against Seattle and came after back-to-back losing decisions to start May.

Russell Martin hit a two-run triple in the Toronto first and scored on Justin Smoak's single for a 3-0 lead. The Blue Jays got only two more hits off Feldman.

Gattis hit his seventh homer, a two-run drive in the third off Marco Estrada.

Jeff Francis (1-2) replaced Estrada to start the sixth and got in trouble quickly, allowing Preston Tucker to single and Colby Rasmus to hit a ground-rule double. Hendricks relieved and Carter hit his sixth homer.


Blue Jays: 2B Devon Travis left the game with left shoulder irritation after striking out in the seventh. ... SS Jose Reyes, on the disabled list (cracked rib) since April, took batting practice. He is expected to go on rehab assignment next week.


Blue Jays: LHP Mark Buehrle (5-2, 5.54) will try to win his third straight decision.

Astros: RHP Collin McHugh (4-1, 3.50 ERA) will look to rebound after posting his first loss of the season Tuesday against San Francisco.

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