Verlander wins 8th, Peña, Altuve homer, Astros beat Marlins

Jeremy Pena of the Houston Astros steals second base as Miguel Rojas of the Miami Marlins applies the tag as umpire Manny Gonzalez makes the call at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) (Bob Levey, 2022 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Justin Verlander earned his major league-leading eighth win, Jeremy Peña and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros snapped their three-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Verlander (8-2) set down the first 10 batters he faced before giving up a flare single into shallow right field in the fourth inning.

Verlander gave up four unearned runs and three hits, walked one and struck out five in seven innings, lowering his ERA to 1.94.

This was Verlander’s first career win against Miami and third straight start to go seven innings.

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