07/31 22:27 CDT Reimold powers Toronto past Houston 6-5
Reimold powers Toronto past Houston 6-5
HOUSTON (AP) --- Nolan Reimold hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking solo
shot in the ninth, and the streaking Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a 6-5 win
over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
Reimold's first homer came in the fifth and cut Houston's lead to 4-3. His
second homer of the season was off Chad Qualls (1-3) and sent Toronto to its
ninth win in 10 games. It was Reimold's second career multihomer game and first
since May 26, 2011.
Jose Bautista and Dioner Navarro also had solo homers for Toronto. Bautista
connected for his 21st homer in the first, and Navarro tied it at four with his
eighth in the sixth.
Aaron Sanchez (2-0) threw two scoreless innings for the win, and Casey Janssen
pitched the ninth for his 18th save.
Jon Singleton homered for Houston, and Robbie Grossman had two hits.
The Astros scored three times in the third to open a 4-2 lead. Grossman and
Marc Krauss each hit an RBI single off Drew Hutchison, and Jason Castro had an
Hutchison was charged with four runs and six hits in three innings. He is 2-5
with a 6.64 ERA in his last eight starts.
Gregorio Petit's run-scoring groundout gave Houston a 5-4 lead in the sixth,
but Bautista tied it again with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Jake Buchanan started for Houston after scheduled starter Jarred Cosart was
dealt to Miami earlier in the day. Buchanan allowed three runs and five hits in