ASTROS END ORI­OLES’ FOUR-GAME WIN STREAK

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BAL­TI­MORE» Rookie Yuli Gur­riel had a ca­reer-high four hits, in­clud­ing a home run, and the Astros re­ceived a gritty pitch­ing per­for­mance from Mike Fiers in an 8-7 vic­tory over the Ori­oles on Fri­day.

Colin Mo­ran hit his first ma­jor league homer and first triple for Hous­ton, and Brian McCann also went deep.

The Astros took an 8-2 lead into the ninth be­fore Adam Jones hit a two-run dou­ble off James Hoyt and Jonathan Schoop home­red with two on against Chris Deven­ski.

Af­ter Chris Davis was thrown out try­ing to bunt against the shift, Ken Giles struck out Mark Trumbo to earn his 21st save.

Fiers (7-4) threw 105 pitches over seven in­nings. The right-han­der struck out nine, in­clud­ing Jones three times, and al­lowed one run and six hits.

Bal­ti­more’s four-game win­ning streak was snapped.

FRI­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Paul DeJong hit a tiebreak­ing two-run dou­ble in St. Louis’ nine-run eighth in­ning, and the Car­di­nals cooled off the Cubs with an 11-4 vic­tory. Chicago car­ried a 3-2 lead into the eighth, look­ing for its sev­enth con­sec­u­tive win. But St. Louis sent 14 bat­ters to the plate in its high­estscor­ing in­ning of the sea­son, tak­ing ad­van­tage of a com­bined six walks by three re­liev­ers. … Aaron Nola tied a ca­reer-high with nine strike­outs in seven sharp in­nings, Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Phillies beat the Brew­ers 6-1. Nola (7-6) al­lowed one run and five hits. He has six straight qual­ity starts, go­ing 4-1 and low­er­ing his ERA from 4.76 to 3.38 in that span. The NL Cen­tral-lead­ing Brew­ers have lost six in a row and their lead over the de­fend­ing World Se­ries cham­pion Cubs is one game. … Elvis An­drus home­red early, and then snapped a 10thin­ning tie with a two-out in­field sin­gle that gave the Rangers a 4-3 vic­tory over the Rays. … Ed­win En­car­na­cion home­red and drove in four runs against his for­mer team, and the Indians broke open a close game with an eight-run sev­enth in­ning to rout the Blue Jays 13-3. En­car­na­cion, who played the last six sea­sons with Toronto be­fore sign­ing a three-year, $60 mil­lion con­tract with Cleve­land in Jan­uary, hit a lead­off home run in the sec­ond, broke a 3-all tie in the fifth with a two-run dou­ble and added an RBI sin­gle in the sev­enth. En­car­na­cion was 3-for-4 with a walk and nearly added to his to­tal later in the sev­enth, but cen­ter fielder Kevin Pil­lar tracked down his fly ball on the warn­ing track with two run­ners on. … Michael Con­forto hit a pair of two-run homers and Jerry Blevins res­cued the Mets’ bullpen with a five-out save as New York held off the Ath­let­ics 7-5 for its third straight vic­tory. T.J. Rivera put the Mets ahead in the sixth in­ning with a two-run sin­gle that turned into a Lit­tle League home run. … Vic­tor Martinez hit two home runs and the Tigers beat the Twins 6-3. Ani­bal Sanchez (2-0) gave up three runs and six hits with five strike­outs and three walks in 5M in­nings for the Tigers. … Jose Urena pitched three-hit ball into the sev­enth in­ning, Chris­tian Yelich drove in two runs and the Mar­lins opened a six-game road trip with a rain-de­layed 3-1 vic­tory over the

FOOT­NOTE

Mariners get Gon­za­les from Car­di­nals. The Mariners ac­quired young left-han­der Marco Gon­za­les, a grad­u­ate of Rocky Moun­tain High School, from the Car­di­nals on Fri­day in ex­change for top out­field prospect Tyler O’Neill.

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