Phillies Win Rubber Game Against The Astros

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Brett Myers pitched seven impressive innings
and Chris Coste tied a career high with four hits in Philadelphia's 10-2 victory over visiting Houston.

Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell had back-to-back homers for the Phillies, who tied a season-high with 16 hits. Chase Utley added a two-run shot.

Myers allowed one run and five hits in his second straight solid
outing and improves to 2-and-1. His eight strikeouts were a
season-high for the Phillies.

Astros starter Brandon Backe failed to make it out of the fourth
inning and drops to 1-and-2.

Carlos Lee and 33-year-old Miguel Tejada (tay-HAH'-dah) hit solo
homers for the Astros. Tejada told reporters before the game that
he's informed club officials he's actually two years older than
he's listed in the team's media guide and other baseball records.


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