ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Luke Scott went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs batted in to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory against the Houston Astros on Saturday at Tropicana Field.
The Rays took the lead for good in the sixth inning. Wil Myers hit a two-out single off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel, stole second base and scored the go-ahead run on a base hit by Scott against reliever Lucas Harrell (5-10) .
Brett Wallace had put Houston up 3-0 with a two-run homer off right-hander Roberto Hernandez in the first inning. J.D. Martinez delivered the first run on a fielder's choice.
Tampa Bay broke through with two runs in the fifth inning. Myers led off with a single and Scott followed with his eighth homer of the season. The Rays drew even when Yunel Escobar hit a two-out double, stole third and scored on a squeeze bunt up the first base line by Desmond Jennings.
Hernandez (5-10) did not allow another run, departing after six innings and extending a Tampa Bay record for consecutive quality starts to 14. Hernandez improved to 4-4 at home. He has dropped six of seven decisions on the road.
Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 13th consecutive save and 22nd overall.
NOTES: Scott has hit safely in nine consecutive games. ... Tampa Bay 2B Ben Zobrist and Escobar extended errorless streaks at their respective positions to 51 games apiece. ... Houston signed 2B Jose Altuve to a four-year extension through 2017 and holds options for the following two seasons. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ... The Astros activated OF Justin Maxwell from the seven-day disabled list. ... The Rays have won nine of their last 11 matchups with the Astros after losing six of the first seven games in the all-time series. ... Houston has visited Tampa Bay only once before, taking two of three games from the World Series-bound Rays in 2008. ... Astros manager Bo Porter hit two home runs in three major-league seasons. The former outfielder belted his first in an Oakland uniform against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field in 2000. ... KC and the Sunshine Band performed after the game. Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen is scheduled to appear after Sunday's series finale.