SAN ANTONIO — Astros shortstop Alex Brel got on the board with a double in the seventh inning and the Astros won their third straight game over the San Diego Padres.
Brel’s triple, which put the Astros up 3-0, moved the Astros over the Padres’ 5-1 lead.
Houston scored four runs in the eighth to tie the game, then added a run in the ninth when rookie right-hander Michael Pineda allowed a single to right-fielder Ryan Howard.
Bregman, the Astros’ leading hitter, had a game-high six RBIs, one more than he had in the first four games of the season.BREL’S CHANCE OF STACKING: Bregmann was batting .273 with three home runs, seven RBIs and three runs scored in the game.
He has played in all four games.BREGMAN’S FIRST TWO GAME IN SAN DIEGO: Brel has been hitting .273 since being acquired from the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 26.
He hit .274 with five home runs and 11 RBIs in six games for the Giants.
He was batting a season-low .217 in six August games.
He also was on the disabled list for a second time after getting surgery on his left knee last year.BOND, CURTIS, AND OAKLAND’S MARKS: Oakland’s Mark Canha was 1-for-4 with a walk, RBI and a run scored.
Chicago’s Matt Joyce, who has hit .302 in seven games since returning from the disabled List, was 1 for 5 with a run.
The Astros are 3-1 with four road games this season.