Rangers' win streak ends with loss to Houston

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Geoff Blum had the go-ahead RBI double among his three hits and scored twice in the Houston Astros' 7-4 victory Friday night, ending the Texas Rangers' 11-game winning streak that was the longest in the major leagues this season.

Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton had three more hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 19 games.

Blum had the third consecutive double for the Astros to start the sixth for a 4-3 lead and chase Colby Lewis (7-5), who pitched a two-hitter at Houston last weekend. Blum then scored when Texas made two errors on the same play.

Chris Johnson had four hits and drove in three runs for the Astros, while Lance Berkman ended an 18-game homerless drought with a 422-foot solo blast. Carlos Lee had three hits, including two doubles.

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