Gomber lifts Rockies 6-3, Astros' 9th loss in 10 games

DENVER (AP) — Austin Gomber got his first victory for the Colorado Rockies, allowing two hits over six innings to beat the Astros 6-3 on a wintry Wednesday afternoon and send Houston to its ninth loss in 10 games.

It was 34 degrees at first pitch and a light snow fell throughout the game, gaining in intensity.

The weather didn’t bother Gomber (1-2), among five players acquired from St. Louis in the Feb. 1 trade that sent star third baseman Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals.

Gomber allowed Yuli Gurriel's two-run homer in the second but just one hit and a walk after. The 27-year-old left-hander walked two and struck out six, including the side in order in the fifth, and retired 14 of his last 16 batters.

Houston starter José Urquidy (0-2) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings,.

Gurriel drove in all three runs for the Astros. Houston also was 7-10 last year before winning eight in a row.

Yonathan Daza hit his first major league home run in his 58th big league game. Dom Nunez doubled, singled and drove in two runs for Colorado, which swept the two-game interleague series.