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.