Roger Clemens finally got some run support and won for the first time in his latest comeback.
All in all, it was a good game," Clemens said. "The guys hit the ball, and that was a lot of fun to see."
The seven-time Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and four hits and struck out five in five innings Monday night, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Lance Berkman homered twice and Preston Wilson had an RBI double as the Astros scored more than three runs for just the 13th time in Clemens' 35 starts since the beginning of last season. Berkman, the only Astro on next week's NL All-Star roster, homered twice in the same game for the third time this season and the 17th time in his career. He has 24 homers for the season.
"It's always nice to get a good start like that for someone we have had trouble scoring runs for," Biggio said. "It's hard to explain. It's not from lack of trying. It's just part of the game."