HOUSTON -- Lance Berkman hit a two-run homer in the eighth
inning to help lift the Houston Astros to their eighth straight win
with a 7-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
It gave Houston, which has won 16 of 20, a four-game sweep of
With the score tied in the eighth, Miguel Tejada led off with a
single against reliever Keiichi Yabu (3-5). The Giants then
replaced Yabu with Alex Hinshaw, who allowed Berkman's 25th home
run of the year.
Humberto Quintero topped off the scoring with an RBI single.