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D-backs drop weekend series to AL West-leading Astros

Sep 19, 2021, 3:48 PM | Updated: Sep 20, 2021, 12:04 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen (23) throws a pitch in the bottom of the second in...
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen (23) throws a pitch in the bottom of the second inning during the baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros on September 19, 2021 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday.

Carlos Correa also homered as the Astros held their comfortable division lead over Oakland. Houston won for the fourth time in five games and cut Tampa Bay’s lead for the best record in the AL to 3.5 games.

Trailing 6-4 with one out in the eighth, Siri tied it with a two-run homer off Brandyn Sittinger (0-1). McCormick followed with his 13th home run.

Correa tied his career high with his 24th homer, a three-run shot in the first. He also hit 24 home runs in 2017.

Kyle Tucker hit an RBI double in the Astros fourth. He exited in the sixth with right shoulder discomfort and was replaced by Siri in right field.

Peter Solomon (1-0) allowed one run in four innings of relief for his first career win. Ryan Pressly pitched the ninth for his 25th save.

Astros starter Zack Greinke was tagged for five runs on five hits with three strikeouts in four innings. He has allowed 21 runs over 19 innings in his last four outings.

Arizona scored four runs in the fourth to take a 5-3 lead. Carson Kelly and Daulton Varsho hit consecutive RBI singles before Christian Walker had a two-run single.

Pavin Smith homered for Arizona, which has lost five of six.

Arizona starter Zac Gallen yielded four runs on five hits with seven strikeouts in six innings.

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