HOUSTON -AP- Alex Bregman hit a three-run homer and Jake Marisnickand Max Stassi added solo shots to help the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Wednesday night.
The victory snaps a nine-game losing streak to the Nationals and is just Houston's second win in the last 15 games against Washington.
Houston starter Mike Fiers (8-8) yielded four hits and one run in seven strong innings to get his first win since July 21.
Astros hit 3 homers to end skid vs Nationals
Fiers was in command from the start, looking much better than he had in his last four starts when he allowed a combined 24 hits and 20 runs.
The game was tied at 1 with one out in the fifth when Marisnick sent a curveball from Edwin Jackson (4-3) into left-center field for his 15th homer.
In the eighth, Stassi launched a towering shot to the train tracks atop left field to push the lead to 3-1. Marisnick singled and George Springerwalked before Bregman's home run made it 6-1.
Jackson allowed six hits and two runs in six innings for the loss.
Andrew Stevenson got things going for Washington when he doubled with one out in the third inning before a single by Howie Kendrick. The Nationals took a 1-0 lead when Stevenson scored on a sacrifice fly by Wilmer Difo.
Jose Altuve got a triple to start Houston's fourth when Stevenson ran in front of Michael Taylor in center field and just missed making the catch on his fly ball. Houston tied it when Altuve scored on a sacrifice fly by Josh Reddick.

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