Scott Kazmir was good. But, Madison Bumgarner was better. The 2014 World Series MVP was not the best candidate for the Astros to right the ship against on the road. Two home runs from Brandon Belt were enough to support Bumgarner's complete game effort.
The Astros looked to make the first move against Bumgarner as Jose Altuve and Carlos Gomez led off the game with singles. But Altuve was caught stealing on a double steal and Evan Gattis left Gomez standing on third with a strike out.
The Astros wouldn't sniff another offensive chance until the seventh inning. Gattis tripled and scored on a Chris Carter single. But that would be it for the Astros offense. Bumgarner kept them in check, allowing five hits and striking out 12.
Scott Kazmir did his job, pitching 5 2/3 innings and allowing three runs (two earned). Josh Fields, Oliver Perez, and Chad Qualls pitched a scoreless 2 1/3 innings.
Belt hit a home run in the fourth and sixth inning.