HOUSTON (AP) -- Luke Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two
relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home
run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 win over the Houston
Astros on Tuesday night.
Hochevar earned his first victory since May 12. He had four
losses and two no-decisions since his previous win.
Hochevar (4-7) pitched no-hit ball into the fifth inning and
allowed five hits and struck out six in a season-high 7 2-3
innings. Aaron Crow and closer Jonathan Broxton combined to allow
no hits in the last 1 1-3 innings. Broxton earned his 17th save.
Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez (6-5) yielded six hits and two
runs in seven innings.