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Giants hit 5 HRs, rough up Greinke, Astros 8-6

The Giants lead the NL with 156 home runs, but had gone a season-high four games without one before Solano’s two-out drive in the second.
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San Francisco Giants' Darin Ruf, left, hits a home run in front of Houston Astros' Martin Maldonado during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, July 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke, and beat Houston 8-6 in an interleague matchup of division leaders. 

Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Wilmer Flores and LaMonte Wade Jr. connected off Greinke. 

Mike Yastrzemski added a later shot to help the Giants become the first team in the majors with 65 wins. 

Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning for the Giants. 

Aledmys Díaz homered twice on his 31st birthday for the Astros, who lost in manager Dusty Baker’s return after serving a one-game suspension. 

The Giants lead the NL with 156 home runs, but had gone a season-high four games without one before Solano’s two-out drive in the second.