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Auburndale's Zimmermann Takes Loss vs. Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- Clint Barmes homered and drove in three runs and Michael Bourn added three RBIs to help starter J.A. Happ break a seven-game losing streak in the Houston Astros' 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

Auburndale native Jordan Zimmermann took the loss for Washington.  He struck out 5 batters over 5 innings of work, but also gave up 6 earned runs on 7 hits.

Happ (4-11) yielded seven hits and five runs with four walks in 5 2-3 innings to break the career-long skid and win for the first time since May 14.

Barmes hit his two-run shot in the second inning and added a run on a single in the fourth. Bourn pushed Houston's lead to 6-2 in the fourth with a two-run double. His run-scoring single in the sixth made it 7-5 after Washington scored three in the sixth.

Michael Morse and Jerry Hairston Jr. both homered and had three hits and two RBIs for the Nationals.

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