Nicasio pitched six innings but gave up nine hits and six runs (five earned) in the process. Wandy Rodriguez was no better for the Astros, giving up seven runs (four earned) off of 10 hits in five innings or work.
Jordan Pacheco broke a 7-7 tie in the eighth and provided the winning runs with a two-RBI single; he was 2-5 on the day. Troy Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler had three hits apiece.
Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader begins at 6:10 p.m. MT.