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Braves drop 5th straight, Houston tags Colon for 8 ER

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HOUSTON (AP) - Carlos Correa and Carlos Beltran hit consecutive homers off Bartolo Colon during a five-run first inning and the Houston Astros cruised to an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
    
Houston led 4-0 after Correa launched a three-run shot with no outs. Beltran followed his third homer this season.
    
Josh Reddick also homered for Houston, connecting on his 100th career home run with a solo shot in the fifth.
    
Houston starter Charlie Morton (4-2) allowed three runs - one earned - in 5 2/3 innings for his third straight win.
    
Colon (1-4) gave up eight runs and three homers, both season highs, in 5 2/3 innings. His ERA ballooned to 7.22.

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