Houston is now 15-13

Padres complete sweep of Astros with comeback win

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With San Diego taking the first two games, the Astros took the field at Petco Park for the finale of this three-game series to try and avoid the sweep and head back home with a win. Here are the highlights of Sunday afternoon's matchup:

Final Score: Padres 5, Astros 3.

Record: 15-13, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Craig Stammen (3-1, 5.27 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Enoli Paredes (1-1, 3.55 ERA).

Astros score three in the first, Padres match with three in the fourth

The Astros were once again able to be the first on the board on Sunday, getting a leadoff walk by George Springer, who would score on an RBI-single by Carlos Correa to go in front 1-0. With Correa still on base, Kyle Tucker capitalized with a two-run home run to extend the lead to 3-0.

Those three runs looked plenty for Zack Greinke for the first three innings, who held the Padres at bay, allowing just one walk and no hits over that span. That changed in the bottom of the fourth, where San Diego would finally stack several hits together, tying the game on two singles and a double, making it a 3-3 game going to the fifth.

San Diego completes the sweep 

The three-run fourth was Greinke's only bad spot on the day. He would go on to finish six innings, allowing just one more hit along the way. His final line: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4K, 0 HR. The game remained knotted up 3-3 until the bottom of the eighth when Enoli Paredes would come in to face the heart of San Diego's lineup.

After a leadoff single by Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado gave the Padres their first lead of the day with a two-run go-ahead home run, the first allowed by Paredes this season. The 5-3 score would go final as Houston would leave all of their runs back in the three-run first inning, with San Diego scoring five unanswered to complete the sweep. The loss moves Houston to 15-13 on the season.

Up Next: With the short five-game road trip completed, the Astros will return to Houston for a ten-game homestand over eleven days. First up is a four-game set with the Angels, with the opener Monday at 8:10 PM Central. The pitching matchup will be Framber Valdez (2-2, 1.72 ERA) for Houston going opposite Patrick Sandoval (0-3, 5.40 ERA) for Los Angeles.

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Braves beat Houston in extra innings, 5-4. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

Marcell Ozuna hit his major league-leading eighth homer and Orlando Arcia’s RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

It completes a three-game sweep of the struggling Astros and is Atlanta’s fourth straight victory.

The Braves scored two runs in the eighth inning to tie it at 4-4. Michael Harris II started the 10th as the automatic runner on second and there was one out in the inning when Seth Martinez (1-1) intentionally walked Matt Olson.

Ozuna lined out to right field to send Harris to third base. Arcia then singled on a ground ball to left field to score Harris and put the Braves on top.

Pinch-runner Jake Meyers was on second when Kyle Tucker walked with no outs in the 10th. Meyers moved to third on a fly out by Yainer Diaz but Jeremy Peña grounded into a double play to end it.

A.J. Minter (3-1) got the last two outs of the ninth for the win and Raisel Iglesias earned his fifth save.

Reigning NL MVP Ronald Acuña Jr. added his first homer of the season to help the Braves to the victory. Ozuna also leads the majors with 23 RBIs and he extended his hitting streak to 16 games, which ties his career best and is the longest active streak in the majors.

Yordan Alvarez and Mauricio Dubón both homered for the Astros, who fell to 6-14 and are last in the AL West.

There was one out in the first when Alvarez connected on his homer to the seats in left field to put Houston up 1-0.

Ozuna opened the second with his 432-foot shot to left field, which bounced off the wall and tied the game.

Acuña put the Braves up 2-1 when he sent the first pitch of the fifth inning to straightaway center field.

The Astros tied it on an RBI single by Alex Bregman in the fifth and Kyle Tucker’s RBI double came next to put the Astros up 3-2.

Dubón hit his first home run of the year off Jesse Chavez to start Houston’s sixth and push the lead to 4-2.

Harris singled to start the seventh before a ground-rule double by Austin Riley. Olson reached, and Harris scored on a fielding error by first baseman José Abreu when he couldn’t grab a routine ground ball.

There was one out in the inning when Riley scored on a sacrifice fly by Arcia to tie it at 4-all.

Houston starter J.P. France allowed four hits and two runs in five innings.

Max Fried gave up seven hits and three runs in five innings.

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Braves: Atlanta is off Thursday before opening a series against Texas on Friday night with LHP Chris Sale (1-1, 4.58 ERA) on the mound.

Astros: Houston is also off Thursday before ace Justin Verlander will make his season debut Friday night against Washington. The three-time Cy Young Award winner opened the season on the injured list with inflammation in his right shoulder.

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