DENVER (AP) _ Bill Spiers hit a three-ru
Sep. 10, 1997
DENVER (AP) _ Bill Spiers hit a three-run homer and Derek Bell added a two-run shot as Houston won for just the third time in 12 games.
Bell drove in three runs as the Astros increased their lead in the NL Central to 3 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh. The Pirates lost 5-4 in 10 innings at Montreal.
Mike Hampton (13-9) allowed eight hits in 7 2-3 innings and won for the 10th time in 12 decisions.
Russ Springer got two outs for his third save.
Andres Galarraga went 4-for-4 for Colorado, which lost for the second time in 13 games.
Colorado starter Jamey Wright (6-11) gave up six runs and nine hits in seven innings.