HOUSTON -- Willie Harris and Rob Mackowiak homered to help the Washington Nationals beat Houston 8-3 and end the Astros' five-game winning streak.
John Lannan (3-3) allowed seven hits in six innings and the
Nationals snapped Houston's eight-game winning streak at Minute
Maid Park Thursday night. The Astros averaged 7.3 runs and 11.5
hits in their previous eight home games.
Austin Kearns had a two-run single off Brandon Backe (2-4) as
the Nationals won for the third time in their last 15 road games.