6-run frame propels Astros to sweep of O’s

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All nine Astros batted in their season-high-tying, six-run second inning. Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve singled, Marwin Gonzalez and Yuli Gurriel brought in three runs on a pair of doubles, Josh Reddick tripled and George Springer blasted a two-run, 428-foot dinger to left field – completing the team’s one-inning cycle.

Sunday marked Houston’s 35th win, the most in the Majors, and Lance McCullers Jr.‘s sixth win. McCullers completed six innings on 105 pitches. He struck out eight and allowed five hits and three runs (two earned), his first earned runs since May 1.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Schoop’s shot: With a two-run home run in the Orioles’ second at-bat on Sunday, Schoop ended McCullers’ MLB-best streak of 22 scoreless innings and put the Orioles ahead. Schoop’s blast traveled 335 feet to Minute Maid Park’s Crawford Boxes, according to Statcast™.

Two doubles, tie game: Trailing 3-0 into the bottom of the second inning, Gonzalez and Gurriel followed a single from Correa and a walk by designated hitter Carlos Beltran with consecutive doubles to tie the game at 3. Gonzalez’s two-run double and Gurriel’s RBI double landed in almost the same spot, deep in Minute Maid’s left-center-field corner, and they kickstarted the Astros’ six-run inning.

Christian Boutwell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Houston.

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com based in Houston who covered the Orioles on Sunday.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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