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Astros 4, Rays 3: Gomez, Valbuena blast Astros to victory

Key home runs from Carlos Gomez and Luis Valbuena power offense as Will Harris struggles for the first time as closer.

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The Houston Astros haven't had much success in one-run games. As a matter of fact, the team was 9-13 in one-run games thus far in 2016. The Astros added one more win to the total after Will Harris created a one-run game in the ninth for a 4-3 victory.

Mike Fiers matched Chris Archer stride for stride on Saturday. If this was 2015, that would certainly be impressive but this isn't the same Archer. Fiers still did the job.

Brad Miller put the Rays up first with a home run in the third.

The Astros answered back in the fourth. The top of the lineup worked perfectly. George Springer led off the inning with a single and moved to third on a Marwin Gonzalez single. Jose Altuve did something that had eluded the Astros in Arlington, have a productive out -- assuming you can't get a hit. Altuve got the run home from third with no out with a fly ball to right.

Evan Longoria after missing out on a home run in yesterday's game, he made sure he hit it fair on Saturday. Longoria blasted a home run off the catwalk for his 15th home run of the season.

Carlos Gomez tied the game again in the seventh with a monster home run to dead center.

Erasmo Ramirez uncorked a wild pitch with the bases loaded, putting Houston up 3-2 in the eighth inning. Luis Valbuena added a key home run to push Houston's lead to 4-2 in the ninth inning.

Wil Harris came in to get his third save of the season, he promptly loaded the bases with no outs. Steven Souza Jr. drove home a run with a sacrifice fly. But Harris bounced back to get Desmond Jennings to ground into a double play.

A broken bat roller from Jennings got to Altuve, who had the cleanest transfer with Gonzalez. Gonzalez swiped onto Tyler White to get Jennings by step.