HOUSTON — George Springer hit his career-best 30th home run and J.D Davis also went deep to lead Houston over the New York Mets and Matt Harvey 12-8 Saturday in the Astros’ first game at Minute Maid Park since Hurricane Harvey devastated the area.

A crowd of 30,319 attended the doubleheader opener. The Astros had moved a home series against rival Texas to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The AL West leaders, who lost two of three to the Rangers, then postponed Friday’s game by a day, allowing players time to work in the community.

Harvey (4-4) was pounded for seven runs and eight hits in a career-low two innings as Houston romped to a 7-0 lead. Harvey had not pitched for the Mets since June 14 because of a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder.

Jose Altuve had an RBI single and Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run single, then scored on Cameron Maybin’s single as Houston built a four-run lead in the 37-pitch inning. Maybin was claimed on waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.


CUBS 14, BRAVES 12: Rene Rivera hit a grand slam, Anthony Rizzo added a three-run triple and host Chicago held off Atlanta in Jon Lester’s return from the disabled list.

Javier Baez and Jason Heyward also homered for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who have won six straight and 12 of 15. Rivera, Rizzo, Baez and Heyward finished with two hits apiece.

PADRES 6, DODGERS 5: Yangervis Solarte homered with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Diego to a victory against Los Angeles in the first game of a doubleheader in San Diego – the sixth loss in seven games for the NL West leaders.

Solarte’s first career walkoff homer came off Pedro Baez (3-3). It was his 15th homer this season.

GIANTS 2, CARDINALS 1: Nick Hundley hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, and San Francisco beat visiting St. Louis despite a stellar pitching performance from Lance Lynn.

Hundley led off with an opposite-field drive to right on a 1-0 slider from Ryan Sherriff (0-1).

PIRATES 5, REDS 0: Jordan Luplow picked up the first two hits of his career, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning, to lead Pittsburgh at home.

Luplow beat out an infield single in the second for his first hit. His second went considerably farther, reaching the first row of seats in left-center field with two men aboard.

NATIONALS 3, BREWERS 2: Trea Turner’s double to the center- field wall scored Wilmer Difo from first base in the eighth inning, and Washington rallied at Milwaukee.


INDIANS 5, TIGERS 2: Corey Kluber pitched eight strong innings at Detroit and Cleveland won its 10th straight game.

BLUE JAYS 7, ORIOLES 2: Josh Donaldson hit a pivotal three-run homer and Toronto won at Baltimore.

TWINS 17, ROYALS 0: Joe Mauer went 4 for 4 with two RBI and Eduardo Escobar hit two home runs while driving in six runs as Minnesota won at Minneapolis.