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Díaz homers twice to help Houston Astros down Colorado Rockies 6-4

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-05 18:01:10-04

HOUSTON (AP) — Yainer Díaz had his first career two-homer game and Jeremy Peña added a two-run shot in his return from injury to lead the Houston Astros past the Colorado Rockies 6-4.

Díaz had a solo home run in the second inning Wednesday and his two-run homer made it 3-0 in the fourth.

Peña’s home run came later in that inning to push the lead to 5-0. He returned after missing five games with a stiff neck.

The Rockies cut the lead to 1 on a homer by Randal Grichuk in the seventh, but Houston added an insurance run in the bottom of the inning to sweep the two-game series and secure a fourth straight victory.