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McHugh leads Astros to 4-2 win over Blue Jays

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Posted at 10:15 PM, May 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-17 23:17:12-04

HOUSTON (AP) - Collin McHugh pitched seven strong innings and Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus each homered, leading the Houston Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

Rasmus hit a mammoth solo shot into the upper deck in right field in the sixth to give the Astros a 3-2 advantage. Valbuena connected for his team-leading 10th homer in the first.

McHugh (5-1) allowed two runs and six hits. He struck out nine. The right-hander was coming off his worst start of the season after being tagged for seven runs against San Francisco, a loss that ended a streak of a win in 11 straight decisions.

Pat Neshek was perfect in the eighth and Luke Gregerson pitched the ninth for his 10th save.

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