Tejada's 2-run single in 9th leads Astros

By: AP
By: AP

HOUSTON (AP) - Miguel Tejada's two-run single with the bases
loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Houston Astros a
2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.

Kaz Matsui led off the ninth with a single and Lance Berkman
doubled to left. Carlos Lee was intentionally walked and Tejada's
single handed Rafael Soriano (1-5) his fourth blown save.

Jose Valverde (4-2) struck out two in a perfect ninth for the
win.

Rookie Tommy Hanson threw eight shutout innings for the Braves,
who had snapped a five-game losing streak on Tuesday. Hanson
allowed five singles and didn't walk a batter, striking out seven
in his longest major league outing.

Houston's Wandy Rodriguez went seven innings, allowing one run
and three hits, striking out six.


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