Orioles defeat Astros, 8-7, end winning streak

  • Orioles defeat Astros, 8-7, end winning streak

Orioles defeat Astros, 8-7, end winning streak

Astros: Zack Greinke makes his second start with Houston in the opener of a three-game series Monday night against the host White Sox.

According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -400 to win. The public betting for the contest now has 85 percent going on the Astros on the road.

His struggle foreshadowed the shocking end of both the game and Houston's lengthy winning streak. Houston has Justin Verlander on the mound today. He is 15-4 on the season with a 2.68 ERA.

Houston had 25 hits for its 23 runs on Saturday, scoring in all but two of the nine innings. The only consolation was that the Astros would have taken the lead no matter what, but Santander's effort was ruled a throwing error, giving Brantley a triple and an extra base on the mistake. He finished the game with four runs and seven RBI. The run support was great for Aaron Sanchez, who got his fifth win of the year. He threw five innings and struck out six while allowing just three hits. The veteran right-hander has a 10-5 career record along with a 3.59 ERA in 21 starts against the Orioles.

The Orioles are 17-43 on their home turf.

Baltimore will have a doubleheader on Monday in NY against the Yankees, so manager Brandon Hyde is hoping for a long game from Wojciechowski on Sunday. Houston leads the league in hitting with a.275 batting average, Michael Brantley leads the team with an average of.324. He allowed an early three-run homer to Carlos Correa but not much else. The Astros belted six home runs, scored eight runs in the first two innings plus six in the seventh and rolled to a 23-2 victory.

Correa hit a solo homer in the third and drove in a run with a fifth-inning single.

The Astros are 9-0 in the last nine in game three of a series and 7-0 in the last seven Sunday games.

The Orioles are in a tough spot regarding pitching heading into Sunday's game.

The Astros come into the finale after pounding the ball in Saturday's rout.