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Tucker helps Astros to 8-4 win and sweep of Rockies

By PAT GRAHAM
AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) - Preston Tucker homered and drove in three runs, pinch-hitter Domingo Santana got his first major league home run and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 Thursday for their fifth straight win.

Carlos Correa stole three bases, and George Springer extended his hitting streak to 11 games as the Astros swept the four-game, home-and-home series with the reeling Rockies. The Astros hit six homers in two games at Coors Field, raising their AL-leading total to 97.

Collin McHugh (7-3) treated himself to an early birthday present by getting the win despite allowing three runs four hits and a season-high five walks in six innings. McHugh, who turns 28 on Friday, settled down after surrendering a three-run homer to Carlos Gonzalez in the first.

David Hale (2-2) gave up a season-high five runs in five innings and struck out nine. Rockies pitchers struck out 17 times, a Colorado record for a nine-inning game.

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