Kubel, Young Hit Home Runs; D-backs Sweep Houston

PHOENIX (July 22, 2012) -- Jason Kubel homered for the sixth time in five games, Chris Young added a three-run shot and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Houston 8-2 Sunday to complete a high-scoring, three-game sweep of the staggering Astros.

Kubel, coming off a three-homer game Saturday night, led off the second inning with his 21st of the season. Young's homer highlighted a season-high seven-run sixth for the Diamondbacks, who outscored Houston 33-13 in the series.

Justin Maxwell homered for Houston as the Astros lost their sixth straight and 19th in 21 games. Houston was swept for the eighth time this season.

Josh Collmenter (2-2) gave up two runs and seven hits through six innings to get the win. Jordan Lyles (2-7) took the loss.


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