atlanta sports, atlanta braves, mlb, baseball

3 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

HOUSTON -- Matt Dominguez broke out of a slump with a three-run home run and rookie George Springer also homered to back up seven strong innings by Jarred Cosart in the Houston Astros' 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

Dominguez help the Astros avoid a series sweep, snapping an 0-for-23 skid with his two-out shot to left-center field off Mike Minor (2-5) that made it 5-1 in the fifth inning.

Cosart (8-5) allowed six hits and a run for his fourth straight victory.

Springer's solo homer off Juan Jaime in the seventh to pushed the lead to 6-1. He has 15 homers this season, the most by a rookie in franchise history before the All-Star Break. Lance Berkman had the previous mark with 12 in 2000.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Read or Share this story: http://www.11alive.com/story/sports/mlb/atlanta-braves/2014/06/26/astros-beat-braves-6-1/11427619/