Evan Gattis drove in two runs in a four-run seventh inning, and the Houston Astros continued their late-inning magic as they rallied for a 5-2 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.
The Astros have scored a major-league-leading 94 runs in the seventh inning or later this season.
They trailed by one entering the seventh before a leadoff single by Chris Carter knocked starter Ubaldo Jimenez out of the game. He was replaced by Brad Brach (3-1), who walked Luis Valbuena before a pinch-hit single by Hank Conger loaded the bases.
George Springer singled to tie it up with one out before Jose Altuveâs sacrifice fly put Houston on top. Gattis drove in two more to make it 5-2.
Will Harris (2-0) pitched one and two-thirds scoreless innings for the win, and Luke Gregerson struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 14th save.
CUBS 5, MARLINS 1 Jason Hammel had a career-high 11 strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings, and Chicago beat host Miami.
Hammel threw 117 pitches. Two relievers completed a six-hitter, and the Marlins struck out 13 times.
BREWERS 1, CARDINALS 0 Mike Fiers and four relievers combined on an eight-hitter, and Carlos Gomez had a first-inning R.B.I. single in Milwaukeeâs victory over host St. Louis. Fiers (2-5) allowed four hits in six innings.
Johnathan Broxton, Neal Cotts, James Jeffress and Francisco Rodriguez combined to allow four hits without walking a batter in Milwaukeeâs fourth shutout of the season. Rodriguez finished for his ninth save.
Jaime Garcia (1-2) worked seven innings and Kolten Wong and Mark Reynolds had two singles apiece for the Cardinals.
RANGERS CALL UP PROSPECT Joey Gallo, a top prospect for the Texas Rangers, will get some major league experience with third baseman Adrian Beltre on the disabled list.
Beltre was placed on the 15-day D.L. on Monday with a sprained left thumb, and the Rangers will purchase Gallo’s contract from Class AA Frisco on Tuesday before the Rangers’ series opener at home against the Chicago White Sox.
Source: Free News Headlines Sports Roundup: Eleven Strikeouts Spark Victory for Cubs; Top Rangers Prospect Will Get His Shot