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Astros 8, Orioles 4: 6-run inning helps Astros sweep O’s

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Springer Dinger for the win.

Baltimore Orioles v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Astros have spent the majority of 2017 season exposing other team’s pitching depth. Sunday was no exception.

The Astros used a six-run second inning to continue the Orioles’ losing streak to seven games with an 8-4 win.

Lance McCullers’ lost his 22-inning streak without a run allowed at home in the first inning. Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run home run and the Orioles would add a third run to push an early lead — but it would be short-lived.

The Astros sent 10 players to the plate in the bottom of the second inning. Marwin Gonzalez and Yuli Gurriel each doubled to tie the game at 3-3. George Springer broke the game open for the Astros with his 11th home run of the season, a two-run shot.

Josh Reddick followed with a triple and later scored on Jose Altuve single.

O's starter Alec Asher remained in the game through the six-run inning. He was replaced by Ubaldo Jimenez in third and he promptly gave up two runs. Carlos Beltran and Nori Aoki propelled the Astros offense in the inning with a pair of doubles.

Mark Trumbo added a home run in the eighth inning, but the winning score already set.

McCullers allowed two earned runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out eight and walked two.