Justin Maxwell belted a pinch-hit, two-run homer as the Astros crushed the winless Braves, 8-3. Maxwell was added to the roster prior to the game after being claimed off waivers Sunday.
Travis Buck laced a two-run double for Houston, which improved to 3-and-1.
J.A. Happ struck out five over six innings to get the win.
Brian McCann and Tyler Pastornicky plated a run apiece for Atlanta, which fell to 0-and-4. Brandon Beachy allowed four runs, only one of which was earned, over five frames to take the loss.
Beachy also knocked in a run in the setback.
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