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BASEBALL EXTRA | DODGER SCOUTING REPORT: HOUSTON

Astros Get Rare Victory

September 10, 1997|From Associated Press

DENVER — Bill Spiers hit a three-run homer and Derek Bell added a two-run shot Tuesday night, leading the Houston Astros to only their third win in 12 games, a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Bell drove in three runs as the Astros increased their lead in the NL Central to 3 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh.

Mike Hampton (13-9) gave up eight hits in 7 2/3 innings and won for the 10th time in his last 12 decisions. Russ Springer got two outs for his third save.

Andres Galarraga went four for four for the Rockies, who lost for only the second time in 13 games. Dante Bichette added a two-run homer and sacrifice fly for the Rockies.

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NEXT SERIES FOR DODGERS

WHO: Houston Astros

WHERE: at Houston

WHEN: Friday: 5 p.m.; Saturday: 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11:30 a.m.

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