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Royals 9, Astros 7: All good things must come to the end

Bullpen unable to hold six-run lead.

MLB: Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Everything was on track to continue the Astros’ winning streak and match the franchise records for wins in a row at 12. But the Royals had other plans.

Mike Moustakas completed the Royals comeback on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium with a walk-off two-run home run for a 9-7 win.

The Astros had built a 7-2 lead after four innings. A double for George Springer and a single by Josh Reddick put runners on the corners in the third inning. Jose Altuve lifted a flyball to center allowing Springer to score.

Yuli Gurriel singled with the bases loaded to score Reddick and Carlos Beltran.

Alex Gordon cut into the Astros lead in the bottom of the frame with a solo home run.

Springer and Reddick combined for another run in the fourth inning, Reddick doubled in Springer.

Carlos Correa singled in Reddick and Beltran blasted a two-run home run to put Houston up 7-1.

Doubles from Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez scored another run in the fourth inning for the Royals.

The Royals knocked out David Paulino in the sixth inning. He allowed three earned runs on eight hits over 5 23 innings. He struck out four and walked one. A solid outing all around for his second start of the season.

The wheels came off in the eighth inning for the Astros bullpen. Reymin Guduan struck out Eric Hosmer and gave up singles to Perez and Moustakas.

James Hoyt replaced Guduan and proceed to give up a single to Cheslor Cuthbert, cutting the Astros lead to 7-4.

Hoyt struck out Alcides Escobar and walked Alex Gordon. Manager A.J. Hinch went to his closer with the bases loaded.

Ken Giles got the count to 0-2 against Whit Merrifield. Giles threw a 99.6 MPH fastball an inch off the plate. He followed that up with a slider that was over the fat part of the plate and Merrifield ripped down the left-field line for a double — scoring all three runs to tie the game.

Gurriel singled and stole second in the ninth inning but Houston gets a run in the ninth inning.

Giles returned to the mound in the ninth, he retired Lorenzo Cain and Hosmer to start the inning. He then gave up a single to Salvador Perez and got to a 0-1 count against Moustakas. He blasted a slider over the right field wall.

The Astros winning streak ends at 11 games.