HOUSTON, TX -- Jason Castro and Chris Johnson each hit three-run homers and Bud Norris threw seven scoreless innings to give the Houston Astros an 8-4 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Castro's home run came in the second inning and Johnson added his in the third, to hand the Cubs their season-high seventh loss in a row.
Jed Lowrie homered for the second straight game, hitting a solo shot in the seventh inning to give the Astros three homers in a game for the second time in three games.
Norris (5-1) allowed five hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings. He has allowed just one earned run in his current four-game winning streak.
Cubs starter Matt Garza (2-2) yielded five hits and season-high seven runs in three innings - his shortest start of the season.
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