Rich Hill was making only his second start since coming off the disable list earlier this month. Hil made up for lost time on Thursday and shut down theAstros offense in a 3-1 win.
Houston could only must three hits and two walks against Hill, John Axford, Ryan Dull, and Ryan Madson. The Astros were 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position. On of the two runners to reach scoring position was George Springer who opened the game with a triple.
Springer scored on a groundout by Marwin Gonzalez. The only other chance for the Astros came in the sixth inning as Springer and Carlos Correa walked -- Gonzalez, Jose Altuve, and Carlos Gomez struck out to end the inning.
Doug Fister's effort on the mound was wasted as the right-hander pitched eight innings and allowed two runs on three hits and three walks.
Tony Sipp entered the game in the ninth and faced one batter Josh Reddick -- Reddick reached on a fielding error. Pat Neshek replaced Sipp, retired to batters then walkedStephen Vogt (intentionally) and Marcus Semin. Yonder Alonso added an insurance run with a dink of a hit in front of shifted Carlos Correa. Alonso was 2-for-4 in the game with a two RBIs.