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Astros 9, Diamondbacks 5: Reddick, Morton make it 2 wins in a row

Astros jump out early and hold on late against Arizona.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Houston Astros had a quick turnaround after two games in Arizona to face the Diamondbacks for two more in Houston starting Wednesday. The Astros didn’t show any jet lag, winning 9-5.

Charlie Morton did his job, holding the D-Backs in check over 6 13 innings. He allowed one run on three hits while striking out nine and walking four.

And the offense gave him enough support early that Houston was in control for the majority of the game.

Carlos Beltran connected for his 14th home run of the season in the second inning. Marwin Gonzalez forced in a run with a walk and Beltran added a second RBI in the game with a sacrifice fly. Houston led 3-1 after three innings

The Astros two-out offense struck again in the fourth, Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel drove in runs — Houston led 5-1.

The Diamondbacks would rough up Luke Gregerson in the eighth inning, The Woodlands native Paul Goldschmidt and former Astro J.D. Martinez went back-to-back with solo home runs.

T.J. McFarland and his replacement David Hernandez was knocked around by the Astros in the eighth inning. Juan Centeno and Derek Fisher opened with singles, followed by a George Springer single to load the bases.

Centeno scored on a wild pitch and Altuve lifted a 3-2 pitch to right for a sac fly. Reddick put the game out of reach with a two-run home run.

Tyler Clippard picked up his 9th hold of the season, striking out the two batters he faced. Ken Giles allowed one hit and struck out one in his inning of work.