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Rockets Overpower Padres



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    Send some good vibes the Padres' way -- they need a win to avoid being swept.

    Just when it looked like the Padres might win one in Houston Saturday night, the bullpen got in the way. Miguel Tejada's infielder bouncer drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Saturday night.

    Carlos Lee had driven in the tying run with a single, sending Hunter Pence to third, and Tejada's slow bouncer allowed him to score moments later. Chase Headley lined a shot off Latroy Hawkins that left the Astros trailing 4-3 in the eighth and David Eckstein and Adrian Gonzalez scored.

    But the Houston offense bailed Hawkins out and the Rockets wound up with the win. Luke Gregerson allowed a run in the seventh and both runs in the eighth inning for the Padres, who lost for the third time in four games. One thing is for sure -- the Padres need a win tomorrow to avoid being swept.