HOUSTON (AP) — Craig Biggio joined the 3,000 career hits club Thursday night, and Carlos Lee’s grand slam in the 11th gave the Houston Astros an 8-5 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Lee’s shot to left field off Brian Fuentes (0-3) came on the first pitch. Biggio singled in the 11th, tying a career high with his fifth hit. Hunter Pence followed with a double before Lance Berkman was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Troy Tulowitzki’s solo shot off Brian Moehler (1-2) to lead off the 11th inning made it 5-4. The loss extends Colorado’s season-high losing streak to seven games. It was the third time in seven days Fuentes has allowed a game-winning hit after Tulowitzki homered in the top of the inning to give the team a late lead.
Biggio became the 27th player to reach the mark with a single to center field in the seventh inning. The Astros second baseman was thrown out trying to stretch the play into a double on his third hit of the night, which tied the game at 1.