Astros rally late, end Phillies' 7-game streak

Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Juan Pierre (10) dives for a double hit by Houston Astros' Tyler Greene during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

September 13, 2012 9:03:07 PM PDT
Pinch hitter Jed Lowie delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros stung Philadelphia, rallying for a 6-4 victory Thursday night that ended the Phillies' seven-game winning streak.

The Phillies' surge had pushed them within three games of St. Louis for the second NL wild-card spot.

But Philadelphia couldn't hold an early 4-0 lead, and Lowrie's two-out put the Astros ahead 5-4.

Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer for Houston, which has the worst record in the majors.