Baltimore Orioles suffer 13-inning loss to Houston Astros
HOUSTON — Carlos Correa's tiebreaking single in the 13th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Rookie Tony Kemp hit his first career triple off Dylan Bundy (0-1) with no outs in the 13th inning. The Oriolesthen intentionally walked George Springer and Jose Altuve to bring last year's rookie of the year Correa to the plate.
Correa snapped an 0-for-15 skid with a single into shallow center that scored Kemp and ended a four-game losing streak for the Astros.
Michael Feliz (2-1) struck out the side in the 13th for the win.
Pedro Alvarez and Manny Machado hit solo home runs for the Orioles. Luis Valbuena had a two-run homer for Houston in the fifth.
Houston used six relievers after starter Doug Fister left with two outs in the sixth and they combined for 16 strikeouts. That tied a franchise record for most strikeouts by the bullpen in a single game that was set on April 25, 1962 against St. Louis.
Baltimore had runners at first and second with one out in the 12th, but Scott Feldman struck out Adam Jones and Chris Davis to leave them stranded.
It's the longest game of the season for the Orioles, who had just two extra-inning games entering Tuesday, both of which were 10 innings.
Houston has played longer, beating the Indians 5-3 in 16 innings on May 11.
The Orioles had a chance to win it in the ninth, loading the bases with two outs, but Luke Gregerson struck out Joey Rickard to end the threat.
Chris Tillman yielded three hits and two runs with five strikeouts in seven innings.
Fister allowed three hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
The Orioles had just one hit, a single by Jonathan Schoop in the second inning, before Alvarez sent one into the seats in right field to start the fifth.
Catcher Jason Castro helped Fister in that inning when he slid on his knees to make an acrobatic catch near Houston's dugout on a foul ball hit by Schoop for the first out.
Machado snapped out of an 0-for-11 slump in a big way when he hit a solo homer onto the train tracks atop left field to start the sixth inning to tie it at 2-2.
Colby Rasmus was ejected for arguing with the umpire after he struck out looking in the sixth inning.
Orioles: RHP Yovani Gallardo (right shoulder tendinitis) is expected to throw a simulated game on Saturday and will likely throw one more simulated game before beginning a rehabilitation assignment.
Astros: OF Carlos Gomez, who is on the disabled list with a bruised left ribcage, went 0 for 3 and was hit by a pitch as the designated hitter in the first game of a rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday. He'll play center field on Wednesday in Corpus Christi.
Orioles: Tyler Wilson (2-2, 3.68) is set to start for the Orioles on Wednesday. Wilson looks to bounce back after allowing six hits and five runs in six innings of a 7-2 loss to Seattle.
Astros: Collin McHugh (4-4, 5.13) will make his 10th start on Wednesday. McHugh pitched well in his last outing, allowing five hits and two runs in seven innings, but took the loss as he was outpitched by Chris Sale in a 2-1 win by the Chicago White Sox.