Hamilton, Beltre push Rangers past Astros 8-3

Josh Hamilton hit a two-run triple,
Adrian Beltre had a pair of RBI singles and the Texas Rangers
opened the Lone Star Series with a 8-3 victory over the Houston
Astros on Monday night.
The AL West leaders scored in each of the first three innings to
build a quick 7-0 lead.
Mitch Moreland led off the eighth with a homer that landed
halfway up in the second deck of seats in right field, a drive
estimated at 455 feet.
Derek Holland (6-2) pitched into the eighth for his first win at
home in nearly two months. J.A. Happ (3-9) lost his fifth straight
decision in a span of seven starts.
The Astros (27-47) dropped to 20 games under .500, their lowest
point since September 2007.