"It was pretty awesome, obviously for the first win, but more than that I was pumped for our team coming back last night and getting that win," Fields said. "We've been struggling a little bit lately, and it was nice to come back with a win like that.
"What was also awesome was [Jarred] Cosart having an unbelievable start, his first start here at home in Houston. And [Jonathan] Villar, second game up, coming up big. I thought that was pretty big what he did against [Grant] Balfour, a proven closer who's having a great year."
In his second big league start, Cosart went seven strong innings, while Villar tallied three hits and sprinted home from second base with the winning run on a botched pickoff attempt.
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