PHOENIX -- Collin McHugh struck out eight in his first career complete game, Jason Castro had three RBI and the Houston Astros continued their recent surge with an 8-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.
The Astros jumped on Edwin Escobar (0-1) in his first big league start, scoring eight runs off the left-hander in 3 1/3 innings.
Castro hit a two-run double off Escobar in the third inning and Houston had 13 hits overall to win for the sixth time in seven games. Astros leadoff hitter George Springer added three hits, two runs and an RBI.
McHugh (5-4) gave up a solo homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning, but retired 21 of the next 22 batters in the five-hitter.
Jake Lamb also homered for the Diamondbacks.