Astros sweep away Orioles with 3-2 victory

HOUSTON (AP) On a day that Dallas Keuchel didn't have his best stuff, a number of other Astros stepped up to help Houston to another win.

Josh Reddick had three hits and Alex Bregman's tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning lifted the Astros to the 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.

The win improves the Astros to 6-1, which ties the best start in franchise history which they also accomplished in 1987 and 1988.

Keuchel allowed five hits and two runs - one earned - with four walks in five innings. Brad Peacock (1-0) allowed two hits in three scoreless innings for the win.

''It's nice to get a win in an otherwise pretty sluggish day for us,'' manager A.J. Hinch said. ''I didn't think we were at our best on a lot of levels, but we kind of grind through the game and Dallas gets through a tough outing of his own and we piece it together and come up with the big hits.''

Miguel Castro (0-1) took over for Dylan Bundy to start the seventh and walked Derek Fisher with one out. Fisher stole second base with two outs and the Astros went on top when he scored on Bregman's single to left field.

Reddick, who started the season 1 for 11, singled three times on Wednesday after hitting a two-run homer and a grand slam in his last two at-bats on Tuesday night.

Keuchel was relieved to have only given up two runs to give the team a chance to stay in it and get the win.

''I didn't necessarily set the tone very well so that kind of contributed to the lackadaisical play,'' he said. ''But if we can scrape a win with how we played right there that's a good sign. That means we're a good team.''

The Orioles left 10 players on base and went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

''We couldn't get that hit and that's a tribute to (Keuchel),'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''He kept us from really opening it up and kept them in the game.''

Bundy, who threw seven scoreless innings in his first start this season, allowed five hits and two runs while fanning eight in six innings.

Jonathan Schoop had three hits for the Orioles, who have lost five straight since a win on opening day. Manny Machado singled with two outs in the ninth, but Peacock struck out Schoop to end it.

The Orioles got going early in this one when Tim Beckham hit a leadoff single and Schoop singled with one out. Adam Jones reached when he hit a high popup that second baseman Jose Altuve apparently lost in the sun and allowed to drop right in front of him in the infield. Schoop was out at second on the play, but Beckham scored to make it 1-0.

Trey Mancini followed with a single, but Keuchel settled down to strike out Danny Valencia to end the inning.

Reddick singled with no outs in the second and Marwin Gonzalez followed with a double. The Astros tied it up when Reddick scored on a groundout by Jake Marisnick.

Valencia walked to start the fourth and Caleb Joseph singled with one out. The Orioles regained the lead when Craig Gentry grounded into a force out that allowed Valencia to score.

Altuve and Reddick hit consecutive singles with one out in the sixth inning before a sacrifice bunt by Gonzalez scored Altuve to tie it at 2-all.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: OF/1B Mark Trumbo, who is on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, is improving and will play in simulated games Wednesday and Thursday.

Astros: All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa got Wednesday off to rest a bruised big toe that he injured when he fouled a ball off his foot on Sunday. Manager A.J. Hinch expects him to be back in the lineup when Houston opens a series against San Diego on Friday.

BIRD TROUBLE IN HOUSTON

The Orioles have struggled in Houston in recent years and Wednesday marked the third straight series where they have been swept. Baltimore's last win at Minute Maid Park was on June 4, 2015. But they haven't just had trouble in Houston. The Astros are 11-1 in their past 12 games overall against Baltimore and have gone 14-2 in their past 16.

UP NEXT

Orioles: Andrew Cashner (0-1, 7.20 ERA) will start for Baltimore on Thursday night when the Orioles open a four-game series with the Yankees. Cashner looks to get back on track after allowing six hits and five runs - four earned - in five innings of a 6-2 loss to Minnesota in his first start of the season.

Astros: Houston is off on Thursday before Lance McCullers (1-0, 3.38) starts in the opener of a three-game interleague series against the Padres on Friday night.

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  • W: B. Peacock (1-0)L: M. Castro (0-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Beckham 3B41100121.174.208.348.5562.0
M. Machado SS50100003.261.370.304.6751.0
J. Schoop 2B40300111.308.333.538.8724.5
A. Jones DH30010103.250.308.500.8082.0
T. Mancini LF40100003.150.250.300.5501.0
D. Valencia 1B21000113.250.500.5001.0001.5
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A. Santander RF40000021.091.167.182.348-1.0
C. Joseph C40100020.154.154.308.4620.0
C. Gentry CF30100001.167.167.167.3333.0
b- C. Rasmus PH10000010.071.188.143.330-0.5
  • a-struck out for Valencia in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Gentry in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer DH40000011.214.303.429.732-0.5
A. Bregman 3B30110100.200.375.280.6553.0
J. Altuve 2B41100002.414.419.483.9022.0
J. Reddick RF41300010.353.450.7061.1563.5
M. Gonzalez SS30110011.208.286.417.7022.5
M. Stassi C30100123.455.538.6361.1751.0
J. Marisnick CF40010025.158.158.474.6320.0
J. Davis 1B30000021.071.133.071.205-1.0
D. Fisher LF21000110.214.250.500.7503.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Schoop (3)
    • RBI - A. Jones (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Gonzalez (2)
    • SH - M. Gonzalez
    • RBI - A. Bregman (2), M. Gonzalez (4), J. Marisnick (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Bregman
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Gentry
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - D. Fisher
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Santander
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Gonzalez 2 (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Bundy6.05212800.691.0017.0
    M. Castro (L, 0-1)1.01111004.501.25-5.0
    B. Brach1.01000206.751.883.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Bundy6.0
    M. Castro (L, 0-1)1.0
    B. Brach1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Keuchel5.05214303.271.556.5
    H. Rondon1.01000200.001.333.0
    B. Peacock (W, 1-0)3.02000500.000.4016.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Keuchel5.0
    H. Rondon1.0
    B. Peacock (W, 1-0)3.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Bundy
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 98-66, M. Castro 18-9, B. Brach 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 5-5, M. Castro 2-1, B. Brach 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 25, M. Castro 5, B. Brach 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Keuchel (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 104-61, H. Rondon 15-11, B. Peacock 39-30
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 8-4, B. Peacock 2-2
    • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 24, H. Rondon 4, B. Peacock 11
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham 3B41100121.174.208.348.5562.0
    M. Machado SS50100003.261.370.304.6751.0
    J. Schoop 2B40300111.308.333.538.8724.5
    A. Jones DH30010103.250.308.500.8082.0
    T. Mancini LF40100003.150.250.300.5501.0
    D. Valencia 1B21000113.250.500.5001.0001.5
    a- C. Davis PH-1B10000010.048.167.048.214-0.5
    A. Santander RF40000021.091.167.182.348-1.0
    C. Joseph C40100020.154.154.308.4620.0
    C. Gentry CF30100001.167.167.167.3333.0
    b- C. Rasmus PH10000010.071.188.143.330-0.5
    Total35281041016-----
    • a-struck out for Valencia in the 8th
    • b-struck out for Gentry in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer DH40000011.214.303.429.732-0.5
    A. Bregman 3B30110100.200.375.280.6553.0
    J. Altuve 2B41100002.414.419.483.9022.0
    J. Reddick RF41300010.353.450.7061.1563.5
    M. Gonzalez SS30110011.208.286.417.7022.5
    M. Stassi C30100123.455.538.6361.1751.0
    J. Marisnick CF40010025.158.158.474.6320.0
    J. Davis 1B30000021.071.133.071.205-1.0
    D. Fisher LF21000110.214.250.500.7503.5
    Total30373031013-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Schoop (3)
      • RBI - A. Jones (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Gonzalez (2)
      • SH - M. Gonzalez
      • RBI - A. Bregman (2), M. Gonzalez (4), J. Marisnick (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Bregman
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Gentry
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Fisher
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Santander
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Gonzalez 2 (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy6.05212800.691.0017.0
      M. Castro (L, 0-1)1.01111004.501.25-5.0
      B. Brach1.01000206.751.883.0
      Total8.07323100---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy6.0
      M. Castro (L, 0-1)1.0
      B. Brach1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Keuchel5.05214303.271.556.5
      H. Rondon1.01000200.001.333.0
      B. Peacock (W, 1-0)3.02000500.000.4016.5
      Total9.08214100---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Keuchel5.0
      H. Rondon1.0
      B. Peacock (W, 1-0)3.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Bundy
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 98-66, M. Castro 18-9, B. Brach 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 5-5, M. Castro 2-1, B. Brach 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 25, M. Castro 5, B. Brach 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Keuchel (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 104-61, H. Rondon 15-11, B. Peacock 39-30
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 8-4, B. Peacock 2-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 24, H. Rondon 4, B. Peacock 11
      • 7TH INNING
        Bregman singled to left, Fisher scored23
      • 6TH INNING
        Gonzalez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Altuve scored, Reddick to second22
      • 4TH INNING
        Gentry reached on fielder's choice to second, Valencia scored, Joseph out at second on shortstop Gonzalez fielding error21
      • 2ND INNING
        Marisnick grounded out to third, Reddick scored11
      • 1ST INNING
        Jones reached on fielder's choice to second, Beckham scored, Schoop out at second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Colby Rasmus hit for Craig Gentry
        • C. Rasmus: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Rasmus struck out looking
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to shallow center
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Chris Davis hit for Danny Valencia
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Santander grounded out to second
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Brach relieved Miguel Castro
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • M. Stassi: Strike swinging, Ball, Stassi singled to left
        • J. Marisnick: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Brad Peacock relieved Hector Rondon
        • M. Machado: Machado flied out to right
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Schoop doubled to left
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Miguel Castro relieved Dylan Bundy
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Davis grounded out to second
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fisher walked
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Springer flied out to deep center
        • A. Bregman: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Fisher stole second, Bregman singled to left, Fisher scored
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Altuve grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Hector Rondon relieved Dallas Keuchel
        • A. Santander: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Santander flied out to deep right
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • C. Gentry: Gentry reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • T. Beckham: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gentry stole second, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Altuve singled to center
        • J. Reddick: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Reddick singled to right, Altuve to third on right fielder Santander fielding error
        • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Altuve scored, Reddick to second
        • M. Stassi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stassi walked
        • J. Marisnick: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Marisnick struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Ball, Schoop singled to left
        • A. Jones: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Schoop out at second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mancini safe at first on shortstop Gonzalez fielding error
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valencia grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Ball, Fisher lined out to center
        • G. Springer: Ball, Springer grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valencia walked
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Santander struck out on foul tip
        • C. Joseph: Foul, Joseph singled to shallow center, Valencia to second
        • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gentry reached on fielder's choice to second, Valencia scored, Joseph out at second on shortstop Gonzalez fielding error
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beckham walked, Gentry to second
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado popped out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Reddick singled to shallow right
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reddick to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • M. Stassi: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
        • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Marisnick fouled out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Beckham popped out to second
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado fouled out to right
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Schoop to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
        • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Fisher struck out swinging
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Altuve lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santander struck out looking
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Joseph grounded out to second
        • C. Gentry: Ball, Gentry grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reddick singled to center
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez doubled to right, Reddick to third
        • M. Stassi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Stassi struck out looking
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Marisnick grounded out to third, Reddick scored
        • J. Davis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham singled to center
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Machado lined out to left
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Schoop singled to right, Beckham to third
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones reached on fielder's choice to second, Beckham scored, Schoop out at second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Mancini reached on an infield single to shortstop, Jones to second
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Ball, Springer grounded out to third
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman flied out to right
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Altuve flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)