Happ, Astros blank Padres 2-0 to end road skid
SAN DIEGO—J.A. Happ and three relievers combined on a five-hitter, Scott Moore drove in two runs and the Houston Astros beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 Monday night to snap a 13-game road losing streak.
Jose Altuve doubled and scored twice to help Houston end its longest skid away from home since dropping 14 straight in 1997.
Happ (7-9) allowed a double in the first to Alexi Amarista but retired his next 12 batters. The left-hander gave up four hits over 6 1-3 innings while striking out four and walking one.
Jesus Guzman hit a one-out double off the left-center wall in the seventh and Logan Forsythe drew a walk to chase Happ, who threw 86 pitches in the opener of a four-game series.