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Singleton, Gonzalez lead Astros past Rangers 12-7

 
Singleton, Gonzalez lead Astros past Rangers 12-7
Posted Tuesday, July 8th 2014 @ 9am  by (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jon Singleton homered among three hits and drove in four runs, Marwin Gonzalez had a bases-loaded triple and the Houston Astros snapped a seven-game skid with a 12-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

Gonzalez's triple followed five consecutive singles in a six-run second inning, and Singleton's towering flyball landed two rows above the Texas bullpen in right-center for a three-run shot and a 9-2 lead in the fourth.

Jarred Cosart (9-6) won for the first time in 12 career starts against AL West opponents despite allowing nine hits and six runs - five earned - in five innings.

Every Houston batter had at least one hit after George Springer's infield single with one out in the fourth. Singleton followed with his sixth homer to knock out Texas starter Miles Mikolas (0-1), who gave up 12 hits and nine runs in 3 1-3 innings.

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