Last Place Astros Blank Fading Dodgers 7-0

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP)  — Wandy Rodriguez pitched seven gritty innings in his second straight scoreless outing since coming off the disabled list, Jason Bourgeois drove in a run and threw out a runner at home plate in place of injured right fielder Hunter Pence and the Houston Astros beat the fading Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 on Saturday night.

Rodriguez (5-3) struck out six and was lifted after 103 pitches.

The left-hander is 4-0 with a 1.29 ERA over his last seven starts.

Last Monday, he gave up just two hits over six scoreless innings after missing 19 games due to elbow problems.

Dodgers rookie Rubby De LaRosa was tagged with his first major league loss. He pitched 4.2 innings and was charged with 5 earned runs. His record is now 3-1.

The Astros, coming off Brett Myers’ complete-game, 7-3 win on Friday night, have won consecutive games for the first time since winning four in a row May 30-June 2.

The Astros trail the first place Milwaukee Brewers by 13 games.

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