HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in a four-run eighth, Charlie Morton threw 6 1/3 solid innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 Wednesday night.
After Arizona closed within 5-4 in the top of the eighth, Juan Centeno scored on a wild pitch by David Hernandez, and Derek Fisher scored on a Jose Altuve sacrifice fly before Reddick capped the inning with his 12th home run of the season that just made it over the right field wall.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run over the railroad tracks above the left field wall, and J.D. Martinez followed with a solo shot to right-center to cut Houston's lead to one in the eighth.
Morton (10-5) gave up one run on three hits with nine strikeouts. The right-hander, who tied a career-high with his tenth win of the season, rebounded nicely after being tagged for five runs in his last start.
Taijuan Walker (6-7) allowed five runs - three earned - on nine hits in five innings. Walker has allowed five runs in consecutive starts and has not won since June 21.