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Snake Bytes 8/16: Oof!

The Houston Astros showed why they are the best offensive team in baseball, scoring early and often against Anthony Banda on their way to a 9-4 victory to split the series.

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Houston Astros v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Houston 9, Arizona 4

It didn’t matter what Anthony Banda threw on Tuesday, the Astros were hitting it or watching it go wild. By the time the rookie right-hander left at the end of four innings he had surrendered eight runs. Mercifully, that was all. Astros’ starter Brad Peacock didn’t last much longer, only making it through 4 2/3, but the hole was just too deep for the Diamondbacks to climb out of.

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