Nine-run fourth propels Houston to 16-7 win over Toronto

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros snapped out of their offensive slump in a big way.

Alex Bregman hit a two-run homer and Marwin Gonzalez added a three-run shot as part of a nine-run fourth inning, helping the Astros end a three-game losing streak with a 16-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Tyler White had four hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth and a solo drive in the eighth, and finished a triple shy of the cycle.

Houston scored seven runs during its skid.

''Everyone was swinging the bat,'' White said. ''We were all seeing good pitches to hit and putting good swings on them. That's all you can do. We caught a few barrels and hit a few holes.''

Every Astro hitter had at least one hit.

Yuli Gurriel had a two-run homer in the first, an RBI single in the third and also finished a triple shy of the cycle.

''It's not unusual for us to have big nights when we put good at-bats together,'' Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. ''We hung in there and put together a really good game.''

Brad Peacock (10-1) allowed a season-high seven runs on nine hits with six strikeouts in six innings for his seventh straight win.

Cesar Valdez (1-1) allowed six runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings in his second straight rough start.

''Did you guys see the game?'' Valdez said through a translator. ''You saw what happened. It was just a bad outing.''

Houston sent 15 batters to the plate in the fourth, which included eight hits and four walks against three Blue Jays pitchers. Every Astros hitter reached base in the inning as Houston built a 12-2 lead.

''Really the whole inning, we had 14 out of 15 excellent at-bats,'' Hinch said. ''We've had some big innings this year. That's a good one.''

White hit an RBI double and single in the fourth, and Derek Fisher had an RBI groundout before Bregman launched his 13th home run to give Houston a 7-2 lead. After Josh Reddick singled and Gurriel walked, Gonzalez, who had an RBI single in the seventh, followed with his 20th home run. Jake Marisnick added an RBI single to cap the scoring.

''Everybody is fired up,'' Bregman said about the inning. ''We've done that a couple times this year. It's just a blast. Everyone is trying to put together quality at-bats and pass the torch to the next guy.''

Kendrys Morales, who finished a triple shy of the cycle, hit a two-run homer in the fourth, and Russell Martin had a solo homer in the fifth. Ryan Goins hit a three-run homer as part of a four-run sixth.

''We ended up scoring some runs, too, and we usually feel pretty good when we score that many runs,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said. ''But they just kept adding on and adding on, and it didn't matter what we did. But they can do that. They're a great-hitting team.''

TRAINING ROOM

Blue Jays: C Miguel Montero (right groin strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. The Blue Jays recalled Raffy Lopez from Triple-A Buffalo. .The Blue Jays activated RHP Danny Barnes (right shoulder impingement) from the DL and optioned RHP Joe Biagini to Buffalo.

Astros: OF George Springer (left quad discomfort) had a day off from running but the expectation is for him to run bases Saturday and Sunday, Hinch said. ''Hopefully, two hard days in a row of more baseball running as opposed to just straight running in the outfield will give us a better assessment of where he's at for Tuesday,'' Hinch said. ... C Evan Gattis, who was out of the lineup Friday, said after the game he has a concussion after being hit in the head on a backswing Thursday night. ''I just don't know how serious it is,'' Gattis said. ''We haven't announced anything, and I don't know what's going to happen if I feel better tomorrow, how fast or what the protocol to start the process of getting back on the field.'' . Houston recalled RHP James Hoyt from Triple-A Fresno. The Astros optioned RHP Jordan Jankowski to Fresno after Thursday's game.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (4-7) will make his 23rd start of the season Saturday and look to build on his last outing, when he allowed one run in seven innings. Estrada has not won since May 27.

Astros: RHP Charlie Morton (9-4) makes his 16th start of the season in the second game of the three-game series. He seeks another solid outing after allowing two runs in six innings of his last start, a win Monday against Tampa Bay.

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AstrosHOU70-39
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  • W: B. Peacock (10-1)L: C. Valdez (1-1)
  • HR: TOR - R. Martin (12), K. Morales (21), R. Goins (5), HOU - M. Gonzalez (20), A. Bregman (13), T. White 2 (2), Y. Gurriel (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bautista RF40100011.216.324.380.7040.5
N. Aoki RF10000000.271.321.369.6910.0
R. Martin C41111011.229.358.395.7535.5
R. Lopez C0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Donaldson 3B40000010.246.367.466.834-0.5
D. Barney 3B00000000.232.281.300.5820.0
J. Smoak 1B31000120.301.380.597.9781.0
K. Morales DH42321000.255.315.462.77611.0
S. Pearce LF31100101.269.333.471.8043.0
E. Carrera CF41210011.302.367.451.8186.5
R. Refsnyder 2B40000013.130.231.217.448-0.5
R. Goins SS41231000.213.268.337.6069.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fisher LF51110101.281.369.509.8785.0
    A. Bregman SS51121104.272.351.469.8218.0
    J. Reddick RF42300101.311.355.492.8476.0
    Y. Gurriel 3B33331200.292.321.486.80715.0
    M. Gonzalez 2B51241004.311.388.578.96610.0
    C. Beltran DH52200003.242.294.418.7125.0
    B. McCann C33100200.241.327.429.7567.0
    T. White 1B53452000.320.357.600.95719.0
    J. Marisnick CF50110012.247.327.511.8381.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Morales (18), E. Carrera (6)
      • HR - R. Martin (12), K. Morales (21), R. Goins (5)
      • RBI - R. Martin (27), K. Morales 2 (59), E. Carrera (20), R. Goins 3 (39)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Martin (12), R. Goins 3 (22)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Fisher (2), Y. Gurriel (30), C. Beltran (22), B. McCann (10), T. White
      • HR - A. Bregman (13), Y. Gurriel (14), M. Gonzalez (20), T. White 2 (2)
      • RBI - D. Fisher (9), A. Bregman 2 (38), Y. Gurriel 3 (57), M. Gonzalez 4 (65), T. White 5 (8), J. Marisnick (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Bregman 2 (18), Y. Gurriel 3 (30), M. Gonzalez 3 (26), T. White (2), J. Marisnick (14)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Carrera (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Goins, J. Smoak, J. Donaldson, R. Refsnyder
      FIELDING
      • DP - A. Bregman, T. White, M. Gonzalez
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Valdez (L, 1-1)3.16662117.631.70-9.5
      M. Dermody0.122200115.752.50-4.0
      M. Bolsinger0.14443016.311.81-11.0
      A. Loup2.03222014.831.56-1.0
      D. Barnes1.02110003.221.030.0
      J. Howell1.01110018.382.071.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Peacock (W, 10-1)6.09772633.201.2610.0
      J. Musgrove1.00000105.591.443.5
      R. Guduan1.01000005.561.762.0
      J. Hoyt1.00000005.401.333.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Peacock (W, 10-1)6.0
      J. Musgrove1.0
      R. Guduan1.0
      J. Hoyt1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Loup (3), D. Barnes
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Valdez 70-42, M. Dermody 7-4, M. Bolsinger 29-13, A. Loup 39-22, D. Barnes 18-12, J. Howell 12-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Valdez 7-2, M. Dermody 1-0, A. Loup 3-2, D. Barnes 2-0, J. Howell 3-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Valdez 18, M. Dermody 3, M. Bolsinger 8, A. Loup 10, D. Barnes 4, J. Howell 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 99-67, J. Musgrove 12-8, R. Guduan 9-6, J. Hoyt 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 4-7, J. Musgrove 2-0, R. Guduan 2-0, J. Hoyt 1-2
      • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 28, J. Musgrove 3, R. Guduan 3, J. Hoyt 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      Blue JaysTOR51-58
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      AstrosHOU70-39
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Bautista RF40100011.216.324.380.7040.5
      N. Aoki RF10000000.271.321.369.6910.0
      R. Martin C41111011.229.358.395.7535.5
      R. Lopez C0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Donaldson 3B40000010.246.367.466.834-0.5
      D. Barney 3B00000000.232.281.300.5820.0
      J. Smoak 1B31000120.301.380.597.9781.0
      K. Morales DH42321000.255.315.462.77611.0
      S. Pearce LF31100101.269.333.471.8043.0
      E. Carrera CF41210011.302.367.451.8186.5
      R. Refsnyder 2B40000013.130.231.217.448-0.5
      R. Goins SS41231000.213.268.337.6069.0
      Total3571073277-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Fisher LF51110101.281.369.509.8785.0
        A. Bregman SS51121104.272.351.469.8218.0
        J. Reddick RF42300101.311.355.492.8476.0
        Y. Gurriel 3B33331200.292.321.486.80715.0
        M. Gonzalez 2B51241004.311.388.578.96610.0
        C. Beltran DH52200003.242.294.418.7125.0
        B. McCann C33100200.241.327.429.7567.0
        T. White 1B53452000.320.357.600.95719.0
        J. Marisnick CF50110012.247.327.511.8381.5
        Total4016181657115-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Morales (18), E. Carrera (6)
          • HR - R. Martin (12), K. Morales (21), R. Goins (5)
          • RBI - R. Martin (27), K. Morales 2 (59), E. Carrera (20), R. Goins 3 (39)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Martin (12), R. Goins 3 (22)
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Fisher (2), Y. Gurriel (30), C. Beltran (22), B. McCann (10), T. White
          • HR - A. Bregman (13), Y. Gurriel (14), M. Gonzalez (20), T. White 2 (2)
          • RBI - D. Fisher (9), A. Bregman 2 (38), Y. Gurriel 3 (57), M. Gonzalez 4 (65), T. White 5 (8), J. Marisnick (32)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Bregman 2 (18), Y. Gurriel 3 (30), M. Gonzalez 3 (26), T. White (2), J. Marisnick (14)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Carrera (6)
          FIELDING
          • DP - R. Goins, J. Smoak, J. Donaldson, R. Refsnyder
          FIELDING
          • DP - A. Bregman, T. White, M. Gonzalez
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Valdez (L, 1-1)3.16662117.631.70-9.5
          M. Dermody0.122200115.752.50-4.0
          M. Bolsinger0.14443016.311.81-11.0
          A. Loup2.03222014.831.56-1.0
          D. Barnes1.02110003.221.030.0
          J. Howell1.01110018.382.071.0
          Total8.0181616715---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Valdez (L, 1-1)3.1
          M. Dermody0.1
          M. Bolsinger0.1
          A. Loup2.0
          D. Barnes1.0
          J. Howell1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Peacock (W, 10-1)6.09772633.201.2610.0
          J. Musgrove1.00000105.591.443.5
          R. Guduan1.01000005.561.762.0
          J. Hoyt1.00000005.401.333.0
          Total9.01077273---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Peacock (W, 10-1)6.0
          J. Musgrove1.0
          R. Guduan1.0
          J. Hoyt1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Loup (3), D. Barnes
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Valdez 70-42, M. Dermody 7-4, M. Bolsinger 29-13, A. Loup 39-22, D. Barnes 18-12, J. Howell 12-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Valdez 7-2, M. Dermody 1-0, A. Loup 3-2, D. Barnes 2-0, J. Howell 3-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Valdez 18, M. Dermody 3, M. Bolsinger 8, A. Loup 10, D. Barnes 4, J. Howell 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 99-67, J. Musgrove 12-8, R. Guduan 9-6, J. Hoyt 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 4-7, J. Musgrove 2-0, R. Guduan 2-0, J. Hoyt 1-2
          • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 28, J. Musgrove 3, R. Guduan 3, J. Hoyt 3
          • 8TH INNING
            White homered to left center716
          • 7TH INNING
            Gonzalez singled to center, Gurriel scored715
          • 6TH INNING
            White homered to left center, McCann scored714
            Goins homered to center, Pearce and Carrera scored712
            Carrera doubled to deep left, Morales scored, Pearce to third412
          • 5TH INNING
            Martin homered to center312
          • 4TH INNING
            Marisnick singled to left, McCann scored, White to second212
            White singled to right, Beltran scored, McCann to second211
            Gonzalez homered to right center, Reddick and Gurriel scored210
            Bregman homered to right center, White scored27
            Fisher grounded out to second, McCann scored, White to third25
            White doubled to deep left, Beltran scored, McCann to third24
            Morales homered to center, Smoak scored23
          • 3RD INNING
            Gurriel singled to left, Fisher scored, Reddick to second03
          • 1ST INNING
            Gurriel homered to center, Reddick scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • James Hoyt relieved Reymin Guduan
            • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder flied out to right
            • R. Goins: Ball, Foul, Foul, Goins lined out to right
            • N. Aoki: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Aoki grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Reymin Guduan relieved Joe Musgrove
            • K. Morales: Foul, Morales singled to right
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Pearce grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Morales out at second
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carrera grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Norichika Aoki in right
            • J.P. Howell relieved Danny Barnes
            • Raffy Lopez catching
            • Darwin Barney at third
            • T. White: White homered to left center
            • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Ball, Marisnick grounded out to third
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Fisher grounded out to first
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bregman grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Joe Musgrove relieved Brad Peacock
            • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Martin grounded out to second
            • J. Donaldson: Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Danny Barnes relieved Aaron Loup
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gurriel doubled to left center
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez singled to center, Gurriel scored
            • C. Beltran: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beltran grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Gonzalez out at second
            • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, McCann grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Smoak struck out on foul tip
            • K. Morales: Ball, Morales doubled to deep right center
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pearce singled to right, Morales to third
            • E. Carrera: Carrera doubled to deep left, Morales scored, Pearce to third
            • R. Refsnyder: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Refsnyder struck out swinging
            • R. Goins: Strike swinging, Goins homered to center, Pearce and Carrera scored
            • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Loup Pitching:
            • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann doubled to deep left
            • T. White: Ball, White homered to left center, McCann scored
            • J. Marisnick: Foul, Foul, Ball, Marisnick flied out to deep center
            • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Fisher grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Reddick grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Goins singled to deep right
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bautista grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Goins out at second
            • R. Martin: Martin homered to center
            • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Donaldson flied out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Aaron Loup relieved Mike Bolsinger
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reddick singled to center
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Reddick to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gurriel walked
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez flied out to center
            • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Beltran grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gurriel out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • J. Donaldson: Donaldson flied out to deep left
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak walked
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales homered to center, Smoak scored
            • S. Pearce: Pearce flied out to right
            • E. Carrera: Ball, Carrera reached on an infield single to second
            • R. Refsnyder: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Carrera stole second, Refsnyder fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Valdez Pitching:
            • C. Beltran: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beltran singled to deep right
            • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann walked, Beltran to second
            • T. White: White doubled to deep left, Beltran scored, McCann to third
            • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
            • Matt Dermody relieved Cesar Valdez
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Fisher grounded out to second, McCann scored, White to third
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bregman homered to right center, White scored
            • J. Reddick: Reddick singled to center
            • Mike Bolsinger relieved Matt Dermody
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gurriel walked, Reddick to second
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez homered to right center, Reddick and Gurriel scored
            • C. Beltran: Beltran doubled to deep center
            • B. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
            • T. White: Strike looking, White singled to right, Beltran scored, McCann to second
            • J. Marisnick: Foul, Ball, Ball, Marisnick singled to left, McCann scored, White to second
            • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fisher walked, White to third, Marisnick to second
            • A. Bregman: Bregman flied out to left
            • End of the 4th (9 Runs, 8 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Refsnyder flied out to deep center
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Goins grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Valdez Pitching:
            • J. Marisnick: Foul, Ball, Marisnick grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Fisher doubled to left center
            • A. Bregman: Foul, Bregman grounded out to third, Fisher to third
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reddick walked
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gurriel singled to left, Fisher scored, Reddick to second
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales flied out to deep left
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked
            • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Carrera struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Valdez Pitching:
            • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beltran popped out to second
            • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, McCann grounded out to third
            • T. White: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, White flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • J. Bautista: Foul, Bautista popped out to third
            • R. Martin: Ball, Martin grounded out to third
            • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Valdez Pitching:
            • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Fisher grounded out to second
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bregman grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick singled to left
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel homered to center, Reddick scored
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)