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Oswalt's arm, Michaels' 3 RBIs lead Astros over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Roy Oswalt pitched seven solid innings and Jason Michaels drove in three runs Wednesday night, leading the Houston Astros past the Kansas City Royals 4-2.One night after the Royals rapped out 20 hits in a 15-7 victory, Oswalt (5-8) held them to two runs and six hits and struck out seven. The Astros won for the ninth time in their last 11 outings in Kauffman Stadium and snapped a four-game losing streak.Oswalt threw first-pitch strikes to 21 of 28 batters and went to a three-ball count only four times.Matt Lindstrom pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 18 opportunities. It was his first appearance since June 8.The game was delayed 1 hour, 25 minutes at the start by rain.Bruce Chen (3-1) took the loss, his first since moving to the rotation on May 3. He went 5 2-3 innings and allowed five hits and four runs.Jeff Keppinger doubled in the first and scored on Carlos Lee's single to put Houston ahead 1-0. Scott Podsednik then tripled leading off for the only extra-b...

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