Astros end Orioles' 4-game winning streak with 8-7 victory

BALTIMORE (AP) A commanding lead had been reduced to one run during a wild ninth inning, and the Houston Astros found themselves turning to their closer to hold off the Baltimore Orioles.

In the end, the best team in the American League found a way to win - again.

Rookie Yuli Gurriel had a career-high four hits, including a home run, and the Astros squeezed out an 8-7 victory on Friday night to end Baltimore's four-game winning streak.

Houston took an 8-2 lead into the ninth before Adam Jones hit a two-run double off James Hoyt and Jonathan Schoop homered with two on against Chris Devenski.

After Chris Davis was thrown out trying to bunt against the shift, Ken Giles struck out Mark Trumbo to earn his 21st save.

''It was a mess of an inning from the beginning,'' Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. ''They obviously put some good at-bats together. It can happen fast in this park.

''All's well that ends well with a win - albeit a stressful one in the end.''

Colin Moran hit his first major league homer and first triple for Houston, and Brian McCann also went deep.

Working in 90-degree temperatures on a steamy night at Camden Yards, Mike Fiers (7-4) threw 105 pitches over seven innings. The right-hander struck out nine, including Jones three times, and allowed one run and six hits.

''My hands were getting a little moist there. It was kind of hard to grip the ball a little bit,'' Fiers said. ''I just had to find a way to get through.''

Coming off a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers, the Orioles hoped to continue their surge against baseball's other team from the Lone Star State. Instead, Baltimore fell behind 5-0 in the second inning and dropped four games under .500.

The Orioles did, however, make a game of it.

''We don't ever roll over. That's just not who we are,'' Davis said.

Davis is in the lineup to hit home runs, which left him open for criticism after he bunted against Devenski in the ninth inning of a one-run game.

''Honestly after the first couple of pitches, I just felt like I wasn't really seeing the ball well,'' Davis said. ''I saw him more over, and I went for it.''

Ubaldo Jimenez (4-6) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. In four starts this month, he's yielded 21 runs and 31 hits over 19 innings.

''I guess I'm leaving a couple pitches up and they're making me pay for it,'' he said.

Houston used a two-out RBI single by Carlos Beltran and Gurriel's 12th home run to take a 3-0 lead in the first. Moran tripled in a run and scored on a groundout in the second.

Jimenez has allowed 32 runs in the first two innings of his 15 starts. Although he settled down in this one, the early deficit was too much for Baltimore to overcome.

McCann homered leading off the sixth and Moran's first long ball in the big leagues came in the eighth inning, a solo shot off Richard Bleier.

Houston finished with 16 hits, at least one from every starter.

TWIN CORAS

Astros bench coach Joey Cora left the team to be with his newly expanded family after his wife gave birth to twins Friday. He is expected to miss this series and will rejoin the team Monday in Philadelphia.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: RHP Dallas Keuchel (neck) will make perhaps his final rehab appearance Saturday, this time with the Class A Tri-City ValleyCats. ''We will certainly consider this being his last time. He's itching to get back at this level,'' Hinch said.

Orioles: INF Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) will accompany the team to Tampa Bay next week and could start playing rehab games on Thursday. He's been out since mid-May.

UP NEXT

Collin McHugh makes his 2017 debut Saturday night for the Astros after being shelved with right shoulder tendinitis and making four rehab appearances with Double-A Corpus Christi. After Friday's game, Houston optioned LHP Raymin Guduan to Triple-A Fresno to make room for McHugh on the roster. Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman (1-5, 7.20 ERA) tries to build on his last start, when he allowed one run in six innings against Texas. Tillman is winless since his season debut on May 7.

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  • W: M. Fiers (7-4)L: U. Jimenez (4-6)S: K. Giles (21)
  • HR: HOU - B. McCann (12), C. Moran (1), Y. Gurriel (12), BAL - J. Schoop (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer CF51300011.311.386.597.9845.5
J. Altuve 2B41110112.352.420.552.9725.5
J. Reddick RF50110013.303.351.493.8441.5
C. Beltran DH51110012.229.286.406.6932.5
Y. Gurriel 1B51421000.300.327.497.82411.0
M. Gonzalez LF50200002.311.389.574.9633.0
B. McCann C41111014.249.325.438.7625.5
A. Bregman SS41100003.262.346.415.7612.0
C. Moran 3B42221000.500.5001.7502.25011.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Jones CF51120034.266.308.445.7543.5
    M. Machado 3B52200002.239.309.439.7484.0
    J. Schoop 2B51241021.303.351.547.8979.0
    C. Davis 1B40000123.215.307.462.7690.0
    M. Trumbo DH50110011.249.313.419.7321.5
    T. Mancini LF40100032.304.349.526.875-0.5
    C. Joseph C40200001.304.333.462.7952.0
    R. Tejada SS32100103.274.330.333.6634.0
    J. Rickard RF30100022.257.294.371.6650.0
    a- H. Kim PH11100000.231.301.289.5913.0
    • a-doubled for Rickard in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Gurriel (27), M. Gonzalez (15)
    • 3B - C. Moran
    • HR - Y. Gurriel (12), B. McCann (12), C. Moran
    • RBI - J. Altuve (53), J. Reddick (44), C. Beltran (38), Y. Gurriel 2 (49), B. McCann (47), C. Moran 2 (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Reddick (21), C. Beltran (19), Y. Gurriel 2 (26)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Jones (12), H. Kim (4)
    • HR - J. Schoop (20)
    • RBI - A. Jones 2 (47), J. Schoop 4 (67), M. Trumbo (49)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (25), M. Trumbo (30)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - G. Springer (4), J. Altuve (20)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fiers (W, 7-4)7.06111903.591.2527.5
    M. Feliz1.02110303.831.281.5
    J. Hoyt0.13441005.861.33-8.0
    C. Devenski (H, 14)0.11110012.880.83-2.0
    K. Giles (S, 21)0.10000103.281.077.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fiers (W, 7-4)7.0
    M. Feliz1.0
    J. Hoyt0.1
    C. Devenski (H, 14)0.1
    K. Giles (S, 21)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    U. Jimenez (L, 4-6)5.110661527.191.61-4.5
    R. Bleier2.26220011.731.29-2.0
    M. Castro1.00000003.041.103.0
    PITCHERSIP
    U. Jimenez (L, 4-6)5.1
    R. Bleier2.2
    M. Castro1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Feliz (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 105-74, M. Feliz 22-14, J. Hoyt 19-11, C. Devenski 4-3, K. Giles 4-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 2-10, C. Devenski 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 28, M. Feliz 5, J. Hoyt 5, C. Devenski 2, K. Giles
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - U. Jimenez 97-61, R. Bleier 29-21, M. Castro 6-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - U. Jimenez 6-4, R. Bleier 4-3, M. Castro 2-1
    • Batters Faced - U. Jimenez 26, R. Bleier 13, M. Castro 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF51300011.311.386.597.9845.5
    J. Altuve 2B41110112.352.420.552.9725.5
    J. Reddick RF50110013.303.351.493.8441.5
    C. Beltran DH51110012.229.286.406.6932.5
    Y. Gurriel 1B51421000.300.327.497.82411.0
    M. Gonzalez LF50200002.311.389.574.9633.0
    B. McCann C41111014.249.325.438.7625.5
    A. Bregman SS41100003.262.346.415.7612.0
    C. Moran 3B42221000.500.5001.7502.25011.0
    Total41816831517-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Jones CF51120034.266.308.445.7543.5
      M. Machado 3B52200002.239.309.439.7484.0
      J. Schoop 2B51241021.303.351.547.8979.0
      C. Davis 1B40000123.215.307.462.7690.0
      M. Trumbo DH50110011.249.313.419.7321.5
      T. Mancini LF40100032.304.349.526.875-0.5
      C. Joseph C40200001.304.333.462.7952.0
      R. Tejada SS32100103.274.330.333.6634.0
      J. Rickard RF30100022.257.294.371.6650.0
      a- H. Kim PH11100000.231.301.289.5913.0
      Total397127121319-----
      • a-doubled for Rickard in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Gurriel (27), M. Gonzalez (15)
      • 3B - C. Moran
      • HR - Y. Gurriel (12), B. McCann (12), C. Moran
      • RBI - J. Altuve (53), J. Reddick (44), C. Beltran (38), Y. Gurriel 2 (49), B. McCann (47), C. Moran 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Reddick (21), C. Beltran (19), Y. Gurriel 2 (26)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones (12), H. Kim (4)
      • HR - J. Schoop (20)
      • RBI - A. Jones 2 (47), J. Schoop 4 (67), M. Trumbo (49)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (25), M. Trumbo (30)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - G. Springer (4), J. Altuve (20)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (W, 7-4)7.06111903.591.2527.5
      M. Feliz1.02110303.831.281.5
      J. Hoyt0.13441005.861.33-8.0
      C. Devenski (H, 14)0.11110012.880.83-2.0
      K. Giles (S, 21)0.10000103.281.077.5
      Total9.012772131---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (W, 7-4)7.0
      M. Feliz1.0
      J. Hoyt0.1
      C. Devenski (H, 14)0.1
      K. Giles (S, 21)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      U. Jimenez (L, 4-6)5.110661527.191.61-4.5
      R. Bleier2.26220011.731.29-2.0
      M. Castro1.00000003.041.103.0
      Total9.01688153---
      PITCHERSIP
      U. Jimenez (L, 4-6)5.1
      R. Bleier2.2
      M. Castro1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Feliz (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 105-74, M. Feliz 22-14, J. Hoyt 19-11, C. Devenski 4-3, K. Giles 4-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 2-10, C. Devenski 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 28, M. Feliz 5, J. Hoyt 5, C. Devenski 2, K. Giles
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - U. Jimenez 97-61, R. Bleier 29-21, M. Castro 6-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - U. Jimenez 6-4, R. Bleier 4-3, M. Castro 2-1
      • Batters Faced - U. Jimenez 26, R. Bleier 13, M. Castro 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Schoop homered to right center, Jones and Machado scored87
        Jones doubled to left center, Tejada and Kim scored84
      • 8TH INNING
        Trumbo singled to left center, Machado scored82
        Moran homered to right81
      • 6TH INNING
        Reddick singled to center, Springer scored, Altuve to second71
        McCann homered to center61
      • 3RD INNING
        Schoop singled to right, Tejada scored, Rickard to third51
      • 2ND INNING
        Altuve grounded out to shortstop, Moran scored50
        Moran tripled to right center, Bregman scored40
      • 1ST INNING
        Gurriel homered to left center, Beltran scored30
        Beltran singled to shallow right, Altuve scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Miguel Castro relieved Richard Bleier
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Beltran grounded out to first
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel flied out to left
        • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • James Hoyt relieved Michael Feliz
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Joseph flied out to deep center
        • R. Tejada: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tejada walked
        • Hyun Soo Kim hit for Joey Rickard
        • H. Kim: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kim doubled to left, Tejada to third
        • A. Jones: Jones doubled to left center, Tejada and Kim scored
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Machado singled to right, Jones to third
        • Chris Devenski relieved James Hoyt
        • J. Schoop: Schoop homered to right center, Jones and Machado scored
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • Ken Giles relieved Chris Devenski
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • C. Moran: Moran homered to right
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Springer reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Altuve popped out to second
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Springer out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Michael Feliz relieved Mike Fiers
        • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Machado singled to left
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Machado to second on wild pitch, Trumbo singled to left center, Machado scored
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel doubled to left
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to third
        • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCann grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Bregman flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini singled to center
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph singled to center, Mancini to second
        • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Tejada flied out to center
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rickard struck out looking
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McCann homered to center
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
        • Richard Bleier relieved Ubaldo Jimenez
        • C. Moran: Ball, Strike looking, Moran grounded out to first
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Springer singled to center
        • J. Altuve: Altuve singled to center, Springer to second
        • J. Reddick: Reddick singled to center, Springer scored, Altuve to second
        • C. Beltran: Foul, Beltran popped out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop popped out to second
        • C. Davis: Davis lined out to right
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trumbo lined out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • C. Beltran: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Beltran struck out looking
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel singled to right
        • M. Gonzalez: Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gurriel out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • C. Moran: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moran flied out to deep right
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Springer singled to left
        • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Springer stole second
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reddick grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Trumbo flied out to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Joseph singled to right
        • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Tejada flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • C. Beltran: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beltran lined out to right
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel singled to left
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to left center, Gurriel to second
        • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, McCann lined out to right
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bregman flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Tejada singled to right
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Rickard reached on an infield single to shortstop, Tejada to second
        • A. Jones: Jones flied out to right
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Machado lined out to center
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Schoop singled to right, Tejada scored, Rickard to third
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Foul, Bregman singled to center
        • C. Moran: Foul, Moran tripled to right center, Bregman scored
        • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Springer grounded out to second
        • J. Altuve: Foul, Ball, Altuve grounded out to shortstop, Moran scored
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reddick grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo lined out to left
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Davis out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • U. Jimenez Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Altuve walked
        • J. Reddick: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
        • C. Beltran: Beltran singled to shallow right, Altuve scored
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel homered to left center, Beltran scored
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez doubled to left
        • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Machado lined out to center
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)