Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
Bal 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Date of game: 5/11/2014

Recap: Baltimore vs. Houston

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Castro and Marc Krauss both homered to help the Houston Astros salvage the final matchup of a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles with a 5-2 win on Sunday.

Castro and Krauss helped make a winner out of Jarred Cosart (2-3), who allowed two runs on eight hits with three strikeouts over six innings of work.

Chad Qualls pitched a scoreless ninth to secure his second save of the season.

Adam Jones knocked in both runs for Baltimore, which activated first baseman Chris Davis from the disabled list prior to the game.

Davis had been sidelined since April 25 due to a strained left oblique and went 2-for-4 in his return. The O's placed catcher Matt Wieters (right elbow strain) on the disabled list to make room for Davis on the active roster.

Nick Markakis extended his hitting streak to 18 games and has now hit safely in 21 of his last 22.

Chris Tillman (3-2) took the loss after giving up three runs on four hits and five walks over five innings.

"He never quite got in sync," O's manager Buck Showalter said of Tillman. "Fortunately for us he kept us in the game. (He's) probably frustrated all things considered."

Baltimore had its five-game winning streak snapped.

Jose Altuve and Dexter Fowler walked to lead off the game, and Castro popped a homer to dead center that gave the Astros a 3-0 lead before Tillman had recorded an out.

"When we can come out and score early is when we are at our best," said Castro. "To give the young staff a breather from the beginning, you give them a little cushion to work with."

Markakis, Manny Machado and Davis all singled with one out to load the bases in the third. Jones followed with a single to left that plated Markakis and Machado to cut the deficit to 3-2 after three innings.

Markakis walked to start the fifth and Davis doubled two batters later to put runners in scoring position with one out. Cosart followed with a strikeout of Jones and then got Nelson Cruz to flyout to shallow left, escaping the threat.

Krauss gave the visitors some breathing room with a two-run homer to right in the seventh.

Game Notes

The O's haven't won six straight since Sept. 16-22, 2012 ... Houston improved to 6-13 on the road this season ... Markakis will need a hit in his next game to match his career high at 19 games ... The Astros were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... The O's were 2-for-6 with RISP.

NASCAR News
Harvick tops Gordon for Bristol pole

Kevin Harvick claimed the pole for Saturday night's IRWIN Tools Night Race after edging Jeff Gordon in qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Agent for Bucs' Evans: Brawl happened in March

The agent for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans says the rookie was involved in a fight with bouncers at a Miami-area nightclub in March, before he was drafted, and not this past weekend as an online report indicated.

Angels' Richards has surgery

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced starting pitcher Garrett Richards underwent surgery Friday to repair the torn patellar tendon in his left knee.

Giguere announces retirement

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who patrolled NHL creases for 16 seasons and spent last year as a backup with the Colorado Avalanche, announced his retirement on Thursday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
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.