Bixler leads Houston to 9-7 win against Royals

Monday, June 18, 2012 | 10:38 p.m. CDT; updated 11:02 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 18, 2012

HOUSTON — Brian Bixler drove in a career-high three runs on three hits, including his first career homer, and Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic also homered as the Houston Astros held off the Kansas City Royals for a 9-7 win Monday night.