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35AT12/19 - Final
Bautista's Homers Lead Jays Past Astros
Jose Bautista hit two home runs, increasing his major league leading total to 18, Yunel Escobar added a tie-breaking drive and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Saturday.
Bautista hit a a three-run drive to left off Brett Myers in the sixth and added a solo shot to left against Jose Valdez in the eighth.
It was his third multihomer game of the season and the 14th of his career.
In the seventh, after Jose Molina tied the game at 4 with a two-out single to center, Escobar hit a two-run drive to left, his fourth.
Escobar's shot also came off Myers (1-4), who has not won since April 12, a span of seven starts.
The right-hander allowed six runs, five earned, in 6 2-3 innings.
He walked none and struck out two.
Casey Janssen (1-0) pitched one inning for the win.