The Houston Astros bullpen when above and beyond the call of duty on Tuesday, pitching 7 1/3 innings and striking out a club-record 16 batters in relief. The bullpen set up Tony Kemp and Carlos Correa to win it all in the 13th inning, as Kemp tripled to lead off the inning and eventually scored on a Correa single -- sealing the 3-2 victory.
Tuesday's game started as a pitchers' duel like the Houston's last few games. Doug Fister missing his seventh straight quality start on the mound, but he still allowed only two solo home runs to Manny Machado and Pedro Alvarez.
Fister worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the 2nd by striking out Ryan Flaherty.
Luis Valbuena put the Astros up early with a two-run home run in the fifth. Chris Tillman shook off a pitch with a 3-2 count, deciding to go with a changeup -- Valbuena was ready and knocked into the seats.
Machado prompted tied the game with his home run in the sixth.
George Springer gave the Astros their best chance to win in regulation with a double mishandled by Mark Trumbo -- but Jose Altuve and Correa left him stranded.
The Orioles once again loaded the bases, but Luke Gregerson was able to strike out Joey Richard on three pitches.
The Astros were able to get two runners on with two outs in the 10th, but another hard hit ball to an infielder ended the inning.
The O's wasted a Matt Wieters double in the 11th and Rickard double in the 12th.
Tony Kemp hit a ball over the head of Adam Jones onto Tal's Hill for a triple to start the bottom of the 13th. The O's walked George Springer and Jose Altuve to loaded the bases. Correa ended the game with a sharp single up the middle.