NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer to send the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees last night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Martin Prado had three hits for the Yankees. David Robertson walked consecutive batters and threw seven straight balls before Carter hit his 30th home run.
MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning as the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 last night for their third straight win. Miami surpassed last year's total of 62. The Marlins moved over .500 for the first time since June 20th. Sam Dyson struck out the side in the 10th.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings as Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series last night. Chicago will face the loser of today's game between Las Vegas and Philadelphia on Thursday night. Chicago backed its starter with two three-run innings.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Astros have reinstated Jesus Guzman from the disabled list. The team has also placed left-handed reliever Darin Downs on the 15-day DL with a strained muscle on his right side. Guzman had been sidelined since August 2nd because of back spasms. Downs is 2-1 with a 4.31 ERA in 40 appearances.
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