Bottom of Astros' order topples Giants

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Bottom of Astros' order topples Giants
Bottom of Astros' order topples Giants

Tony Kemp drove in five runs from the ninth spot in the batting order, and the Houston Astros bashed the San Francisco Giants 11-2 on Tuesday in the opener of a two-game interleague series at Minute Maid Park. Kemp, who finished 2-for-2 with two sacrifices, wasn't alone in producing from the bottom of the order. Designated hitter Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored while batting seventh, and catcher Max Stassi rapped two hits, a walk, and an RBI sandwiched between Gattis and Kemp. Collectively, the bottom third produced six hits and six RBIs while scoring four runs. Kemp became the fourth player in franchise history with five RBIs while batting ninth. Gattis and Stassi recorded

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