Hou 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Bal 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
Date of game: 5/9/2014

Recap: Baltimore vs. Houston

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Schoop's RBI single highlighted a two-run seventh inning, as the Baltimore Orioles took a 4-3 decision from the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game set at Camden Yards.

J.J. Hardy greeted Jerome Williams (1-2) with a ground-rule double to left- center field to open the seventh. Steve Clevenger moved Hardy over to third with a sharp grounder to shortstop for the first out of the inning.

With the infield in, Steve Pearce hit a slow roller to third that didn't allow Hardy to cross home, but Schoop picked up his teammate with a single up the middle that broke a 2-2 tie.

Nick Markakis drove in Schoop with a looping double into the right-center field gap that increased the cushion to 4-2.

Wei-Yin Chen (4-2) earned the win after allowing two runs on five hits with four strikeouts over seven innings. Darren O'Day pitched a perfect eighth inning and Tommy Hunter allowed a run in the ninth, but still managed to pick up his 11th save of the season in Baltimore's season-high fourth straight win.

"I thought his breaking ball was a lot sharper," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Chen. "He deserved to get (the win) tonight so I'm glad we pushed one across there (in the seventh). Wei-Yin had a good look."

Scott Feldman returned from the disabled list due to shoulder soreness and pitched six innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts for Houston, which has lost six of its last seven.

Feldman spent half of 2013 with the O's after being traded from the Chicago Cubs. He went 5-6 with a 4.27 ERA in 15 starts with Baltimore last season.

"Feldman did a good job," said Houston manager Bo Porter. "When I talked to him after the game he said that's as strong as he's felt all year. He looked strong through six innings."

Matt Dominguez pulled a double into the left-field corner to open the third inning. Two batters later, L.J. Hoes drove a sacrifice fly to right that gave the Astros an early 1-0 lead.

Pearce led off the bottom half of the third with solo shot to left, his third homer in the last four games.

Machado then went yard three batters later for his first homer of the season that helped the O's to a 2-1 lead.

Dominguez doubled into the right-field corner with two outs in the fifth, but Carlos Corporan struck out looking on a 3-2 changeup to end the inning.

Chris Carter slammed a solo homer to left to lead off the top of the seventh and tie the game.

Fowler opened the ninth with a double into left, and the Astros had runners on first and third following a walk from pinch-hitter Marc Krauss and a stolen base from Fowler.

Fowler scored on a Carter double-play ball and Hunter struck out rookie George Springer to close it out.

Game Notes

Markakis has hit safely in 16 straight games ... Houston was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position ... Baltimore was 2-for-9 with RISP ... The Orioles are 9-1 at home all-time against the Astros ... Chen is 8-3 in 14 career games against the AL West.

Dorm Report: West Virginia goes wild, not so wonderful

There was quite a bit of hitting on the field at Milan Puskar Stadium last weekend, but almost as much action took place in the streets just outside in the hours following West Virginia's upset of visiting Baylor.

NASCAR News
McMurray tops Logano for Martinsville pole

Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.

Stastny placed on injured reserve

The St. Louis Blues placed center Paul Stastny on injured reserve Friday and recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago of the American Hockey League.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.