HOUSTON – Miguel Tejada’s infielder bouncer drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Saturday night.

Carlos Lee had driven in the tying run with a single, sending Hunter Pence to third, and Tejada’s slow bouncer allowed him to score moments later.

LaTroy Hawkins (1-0) gave up a two-run double that left the Astros trailing 4-3 in the eighth, but wound up with the win after the Houston offense bailed him out.

Luke Gregerson (0-3) allowed a run in the seventh and both runs in the eighth inning for the Padres, who lost for the third time in four games.


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