Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Hunter Pence’s three-run home run in the first inning stood up as the deciding hit as Houston held off Arizona, 3-2, to wrap up a three-game set.
Pence finished 2-for-4 and Jeff Keppinger added a hit and a run scored for the Astros, who took the final two games of the series and have won five of their last six contests.
J.A. Happ (6-2) continued his fine pitching since being acquired from Philadelphia, as he yielded two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out seven over seven frames to grab the win and Brandon Lyon worked around a one-out double in the ninth to register his 13th save.
Rodrigo Lopez (5-13) allowed all three runs on six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five over six innings to take the loss for the Diamondbacks, who claimed the season series, 4-3.