Rodriguez, Martinez lead Astros over Diamondbacks 9-1Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Wandy Rodriguez allowed two hits over six innings and J.D. Martinez homered to lead the Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 on Monday night.
Jimmy Paredes had a two-run single and Rodriguez drove in his first run of the season for the Astros, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Rodriguez (7-9) walked four, struck out five and retired the final 11 batters he faced.
Henry Blanco homered in the seventh for the Diamondbacks, who have dropped four of five.
Martinez's three-run homer off Arizona starter Daniel Hudson (11-8) gave Houston a 3-0 lead four batters into the game. Carlos Corporan added an RBI double later in the inning and Rodriguez hit a run-scoring single to left to make it 5-0.
Right-hander Jason Marquis is scheduled to make his second start for the Diamondbacks when the series continues on Tuesday.
In his first start since being acquired from Washington on July 30, Marquis allowed eight runs, 7 earned, on 10 hits and a walk over four innings against San Francisco.
Astros right-hander Jordan Lyles will seek his second career win on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old rookie earned his first win in his 13th career start on Aug. 3 against Cincinnati.
Lyles is the youngest player in the majors.