Astros club 4 HRs, beat Orioles 13-0 for 10th straight win

Thursday, June 24, 2021
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José Altuve silenced the booing supporters at Camden Yards with a two-run homer, José Urquidy pitched seven innings of a few-hit ball and the Houston Astros stretched their successful streak to 10 games by breezing earlier the Baltimore Orioles 13- Wednesday night.

Yordan Alvarez, Abraham Toro and Chas McCormick also homered for the Astros, who outscored the lowly Orioles 26-3 during a a few-video game sweep. Houston’s 10-video game run is its longest because May well 2019 and two shorter of the club report.

“To me, we’re undertaking what we’re able of undertaking and I still feel we have acquired a few of men who can get far better,” Astros deal with Dusty Baker said. “The men are emotion fantastic about on their own and which is what you want.”

Altuve was greeted with jeers every single time he stepped to the plate during the collection, generally simply because he was the Most Worthwhile Participant during a 2017 period in which the Astros won the Earth Series but were later uncovered to have been stealing signs. The Astros leadoff guy has read boos from opposing supporters in virtually every single stadium this period, but Altuve has however hit seventeen home runs, like a travel in the fourth inning off Thomas Eshelman (-one) that made it six-.

“They spoiled some fantastic pitches and put some fantastic swings on some balls that were in the zone,” Eshelman said.

Alvarez and Toro related in the seventh off knuckleballer Mickey Jannis and McCormick additional a solo shot in the eighth.

Urquidy (six-3) didn’t need to have to be dominant on a night in which the Astros banged out seventeen hits, but the proper-hander however struck out six, walked 1 and permitted just 1 runner earlier next foundation. He’s won six of his final seven conclusions and absent seven innings in a few straight starts.

“He had remarkable control,” Baker said. “He constantly has control, but tonight he had command. He threw some quality strikes. He’s getting far better and far better each and every outing.”

Baltimore has shed 13 of fourteen and Thursday will search for to snap a 19-video game skid on the road in Buffalo in opposition to the Toronto Blue Jays.


Jannis introduced his major league occupation by striking out Alvarez, but finished up yielding seven runs and eight hits over 3 one/3 innings. The 33-calendar year-old righty is the eighth Oriole to make his debut this period. “They were all over him after a fantastic initial inning,” supervisor Brandon Hyde said.


In an exertion to get MLB batting chief Michael Brantley to acquire a load off his ft, Baker began Alvarez in left industry and used Brantley as the specified hitter. While conceding that Brantley is the far better outfielder, Baker was ready to make that sacrifice on behalf of a player who was sidelined from May well twenty five to June seven with tightness in his proper hamstring.

“It has more to do with Michael, the workload on Michael’s legs,” Baker said. “Don’t forget he’s coming off that hammy. You have acquired to decide your poison. Do I give up some defense or do I acquire a prospect on getting rid of Michael? I’m more worried about that. We’re seeking to defend Michael and maintain his bat in the lineup at the identical time.”

Brantley went 2 for 4 to increase his batting typical to .356 just before leaving for a pinch hitter.


Astros: OF Kyle Tucker was activated from the 10-working day wounded listing following an unspecified illness. Houston made roster room by optioning C Garrett Stubbs to Triple-A Sugar Land. … 3B Alex Bregman, who strained his left quad on June seventeen, most likely will not be back until finally after the All-Star crack. “It’s going to be at least two to a few weeks or more,” Baker said. “These things really do not recover that speedily.”

Orioles: OF Anthony Santander was back in the lineup after missing two starts with a tender left ankle, an personal injury that will be monitored on a day by day foundation for the foreseeable potential. “Right now he has fantastic days and negative days,” Hyde said. “We’re seeking to deal with it as greatest as we potentially can.”

UP Following

Astros: Luis Garcia (five-4, 2.eighty two Period) faces host Detroit on Thursday night in the opener of a four-video game collection.

Orioles: Dean Kremer (-six, six.20) can make his 12th start out of the period — and next in a row in opposition to Toronto — to assist start a four-video game collection.

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