Jose Valverde earned his 26th save in Friday's series opener. (Morry Gash/AP)
By Dave Fultz / MLB.com
Wandy Rodriguez was admirable in Friday's duel, allowing just three hits over six innings. Kazuo Matsui was thrown out at the plate in the sixth trying to score the tying run, but the Astros scored three in the top of the seventh to seal the win.
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