Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Wade Miley tossed six effective innings on
Friday and the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the Houston Astros, 3-1, in the
opener of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.
Miley (13-8) gave up just one run on eight hits with no walks and five
strikeouts to snap a personal two-game slide. Brad Ziegler and David Hernandez
held down the fort in the seventh and eighth innings and J.J. Putz earned his
24th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt smacked an RBI doubles, and Miley was
credited with an RBI on a sacrifice bunt for the Diamondbacks, who have won
three of their last five games.
Dallas Keuchel (1-5) was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs on four
hits with three strikeouts and a pair of walks over 6 2/3 innings. Tyler
Greene knocked in the only run of the night for the Astros, who have dropped
four of their last five.
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