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Martinez's HR, Lyles' arm help Astros secure series

10:19 PM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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Houston, TX (Sports Network) - J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and Jordan Lyles pitched six frames of one-run ball, as the Houston Astros defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-1, to take the rubber match of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.

Lyles (2-1) gave up six hits and a walk in his outing, while Jose Veras pitched a flawless ninth to notch his eighth save.

Jason Castro was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Houston, which has won its first series against Kansas City since taking two of three June 17-19, 2005.

George Kottaras drove in the lone run for the Royals, who had lost four straight one-run games before defeating Houston on Tuesday.

Kansas City starter James Shields (2-5) allowed two runs and seven hits while striking out seven in seven innings.

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