It was bright, sunny day in Baltimore. Far, far, far away from the downpours in Texas. It was perfect day to celebrate the lives of those who served and sacrificed for our country.
Dallas Keuchel took the mound for the Astros, donning an Astros uniform clad in camouflage. Dallas Keuchel did Dallas Keuchel things on the mound. He pitched all eight innings for the Astros, striking out three, inducing 12 ground ball out, and three double plays.
The only problem is that Keuchel did one thing he hadn't done all year before today's start, he gave up two home runs on Monday.
Backup catcher Caleb Joseph put the Orioles the board first with a two-run home run in the second. The home run just barely got over the wall in left, it even fell back on to the field of play after fan failed to catch it.
George Springer responded with a solo bomb in the third, to bring the Astros within one run. The mammoth shot landed in the Astros bullpen which sits behind the O's bullpen in left center.
The Astros took the lead in the fifth with four singles from Springer, Jose Altuve, Chris Carter, and Preston Tucker. Springer and Altuve scored on Carter's two-out single. But Jonathan Villar left Carter and Tucker stranded on first and second with a pop out to end the inning.
Former Astro Steve Pearce put the O's in the lead in the seventh with his own two-run home run. The Astros would go down in order in the final four innings of the game. Baltimore on top 4-3.
The Astros are back in action on Tuesday at 6:05 PM CT, Scott Feldman vs. Chris Tillman.