Turning point: The game changed after two different pitching moves, not just removing Wandy Rodriguez after eight, but also when Fernando Rodriguez replaced Wesley Wright after Wright and Wilton Lopez had struck out five straight. The game was over two batters later.

On the mound: Wandy Rodriguez really settled down after the first inning. He retired 21 of 22 at one point including 14 in a row to finish the game and lower his ERA to 1.99. He threw a total of 22 balls to 27 batters.

At the plate: The statistics from the last seven games are ugly but boil down to 12 runs total despite two extra-innings chances. The Astros tied the longest streak in baseball in 2012 with seven straight games scoring three runs or fewer.

Under the radar: Lopez's season continues to get better. The righthander has now allowed 14 hits in 21 1/3 innings with no walks and 16 strikeouts as the top righthanded setup man to date.