Downs' pinch-homer pushes Astros past Rangers 5-3

Matt Downs had a pinch-hit, two-run
homer in the ninth when the Houston Astros scored four times off
Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz for a 5-3 victory Wednesday
night.
The Astros trailed 3-1 when Carlos Lee greeted Feliz (0-1) with
a bouncer just over third base for a double and scored on a double
by Chris Johnson. Jason Michaels had an infield single before
Johnson scored on a passed ball and Downs hit the Astros' first
homer in nine games.
Houston (28-48) still has the worst record in the majors.
Mark Melancon (5-1) pitched two innings, giving up a run in the
eighth before a perfect ninth.
The meltdown by Feliz wasted an impressive outing by Rangers
starter Colby Lewis, who threw seven scoreless innings.