In a slump since June 9, Bret Boone knew eventually he'd break out. He's just glad it happened sooner rather than later.
Boone started Atlanta's offense with a 430-foot, two-run homer in the first.
"That was pretty good," he said. "Us little guys don't usually hit the ball that far. I'll take it."
Boone, in a 41-for-108 (.208) slump coming in, broke a 4-all tie in the seventh with a two-run double off Shane Reynolds (14-8). Boone and Chipper Jones had homered on consecutive pitches against Reynolds in the first, and Ryan Klesko tied it at 4 with a sixth-inning homer.
"You score three against these guys, that doesn't mean the game's over," Boone said. "They've got a quality team, without a doubt."
Boone's 15th homer and Jones' 28th gave Atlanta a 3-0 lead in the first. Jones extended his Atlanta record by reaching base for his 36th straight game.
Glavine (10-9), who lowered his ERA to 4.14, gave up four runs and seven hits in seven innings, but just two runs were earned. Glavine is 7-0 in nine starts against Houston since July 4, 1995.
"I think there's some truth to the fact you sometimes get it going better against good teams," Glavine said. "Also, I'm familiar with these uys. Their team's been pretty much the same. They haven't changed a lot."
Reynolds, who had won his previous three starts, allowed six runs just four earned and seven hits in seven innings. He had allowed just 13 homers in 24 starts coming in.
"I felt loose. It was just a matter of me not being aggressive enough," Reynolds said. "They did all they were supposed to. They hit them hard."
Craig Biggio hit a sacrifice fly in the third, and after an error by shortstop Jose Hernandez in the fifth, Houston took a 4-3 lead on Ricky Gutierrez's RBI infield single, Jeff Bagwell's bases-loaded walk and Derek Bell's sacrifice fly. Center fielder Andruw Jones prevented even more scoring by catching Bell's liner to right-center field.
"That saved the game, probably," Glavine said. "It saved a couple of runs from scoring, without a doubt. That was the difference."
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