Recap: Houston vs. Baltimore

 

The Sports Network

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Manny Machado's grand slam highlighted a six-run top of the sixth inning and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Houston Astros, 9-4, in the finale of a four-game set.

David Lough smacked a two-run shot among his two hits, three RBI and two runs scored for Baltimore, which took the final two games of the set after dropping the first two. Jonathan Schoop had three hits and scored a pair of runs.

Wei-Yin Chen (6-2) struck out six and surrendered a run on four hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings to notch the win.

Scott Feldman (3-3) was shelled for nine runs on 11 hits and a walk over 5 1/3 frames for the Astros, who have lost two straight on the heels of a seven-game winning streak.

"We had our opportunities and we had pitches to hit," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "You would love to win the series, but at the same time you want to play really good baseball."

The O's led 3-1 through five innings, but blew the game open following their six-run sixth.

Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy and Schoop singled to begin the frame and load the bases. Lough's base hit through the hole on the left side plated Davis and Hardy scored on Nick Hundley's sacrifice fly into right.

Nick Markakis was intentionally walked to re-load the bases and Machado brought everyone home when he crushed a 2-2 fastball over the heart of the plate off the facade in left field for a 9-1 Orioles advantage.

"I feel more comfortable (at the plate)," Machado said. "Everything is coming into place."

Carlos Corporan's sacrifice fly in the seventh and Matt Dominguez's two-run blast in the eighth cut the deficit to 9-4.

Earlier, Baltimore jumped out to a 3-0 lead after plating two runs in the second and another in the third.

Lough's two-run shot into the seats in right opened the scoring in the second and Adam Jones' sacrifice fly into right in the third staked the O's to their three-run cushion.

George Springer led off the fourth with a double and later scored on Chris Carter's single through the hole on the left side to get Houston on the board.

Game Notes

Read more Baseball Wires stories from the Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category