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Fiers again solid for the Astros. He didn't pitch a no hitter but he was solid.

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There has only been one time in baseball history that a pitcher has thrown a no-hitter in back-to-back starts.The Reds' Johnny Vander Meer threw one on June 11 and 15, 1938. So it's safe to say that Mike Fiers wasn't come to match that feet in his first start since his no hitter against the Dodgers.

That said he was once again solid for the Astros, FIers allowed one run over six innings on three hits, three walks, and five strikeouts.

Offensively, Evan Gattis got the Astros on the board first with a single with two runners -- scoring Hank Conger. Gattis attempted to move up to second on the play but was thrown out. It was reviewed and upheld.

Luis Valbuena blew open the game with a double with two on the fourth, scoring Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez. Jake Marisnick added another run with single, scoring Valbuena.

Will Harris, Pat Neshek, and Luke Gregerson shut the door -- Gregerson picked up his 25th save. The Astros go for the series win with Lance McCullers on the mound on Sunday.