Hays Homers in 5-run 9th to Lift Orioles Over Astros 9-7
HOUSTON (AP) — Austin Hays hit a tiebreaking two-run homer during Baltimore’s five-run ninth inning, helping the Orioles top the Houston Astros 9-7. Cedric Mullins opened the ninth with his third single for Baltimore. Hays then connected for his seventh homer, sending a drive to left against Brandon Bielak. Pedro Severino added a two-run double and scored on Ramon Urias’ two-out double. Houston got three back in the bottom half, scoring on RBI singles for Myles Straw and Robel Garcia before Jose Altuve delivered a sacrifice fly. But Adam Plutko got Michael Brantley to fly out to left, earning his first save.