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Valbuena homers twice as Astros beat Rockies 8-5

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Posted at 10:45 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-17 23:46:55-04

HOUSTON (AP) - Luis Valbuena homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 Tuesday.

Hank Conger hit a solo homer for the Astros, who lead the major leagues with 91 home runs. Houston is 25-0 this year when it has multihomer games.

Valbuena hit a solo homer in the second off Chris Rusin (2-2) and added a three-run drive in a five-run third that increased his team-leading home run total to 16.

Will Harris (3-0) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings in relief of rookie Vince Velasquez, who gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings. Luke Gregerson threw a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 19 chances.

Rusin (2-2) wasted a 3-1 lead and gave up seven runs and nine hits in four innings.

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