Astros set season record for runs in 14-11 win over Orioles

Astros set season record for runs in 14-11 win over Orioles
Astros set season record for runs in 14-11 win over Orioles

HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Meyers hit a three-run homer, Jose Altuve and rookie Joey Loperfido each added three hits and the Houston Astros scored nine times in the sixth inning to beat the Orioles 14-11 on Friday. from Baltimore.

Houston set a season high in runs, a day after the Orioles recorded their highest-scoring game of the year, beating the Yankees 17-5.

The Astros were down by one run and had two men on base with two out when Meyers sent a pitch from Grayson Rodríguez (8-3) into the left field seats to make it 5-3.

Houston sent 13 batters to the plate and scored nine runs in the sixth inning to extend its lead to 14-3. The nine runs are the Astros’ most of the season.

Gunnar Henderson hit a pair of home runs for the Orioles to reach his 24th on the season, second in the majors behind Aaron Judge’s 27. The Orioles, who lead the Major Leagues with 123 home runs, have homered in 20 straight games, tying them for the longest streak in franchise history.

Shawn Dubin (1-1) allowed three hits and one run in 2 1/3 innings. Bryan Abreu pitched a blank ninth for his first save.

For the Orioles, Venezuelan Anthony Santander went 3-for-5 with one run scored and three RBIs. Dominican Jorge Mateo was 1 for 4 with one run scored and two RBIs.

For the Astros, Venezuelan José Altuve went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Honduran Mauricio Dubón was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Dominican Yainer Díaz went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Cuban Yordan Álvarez 3-0 with one scored.

 
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