Astros hit 4 HRs to beat Orioles 15-8 and end 5-game skid

Posted at 11:19 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 23:19:35-04

Jose Altuve homered and had five RBIs, and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 15-8 on Friday night despite allowing four home runs in the first inning.

George Springer went 4 for 5 with a homer for the Astros, who also got long balls from Evan Gattis and Teoscar Hernandez in ending a five-game losing streak.

The Orioles became the first team in the modern era (since 1900) to open a game with four home runs before making an out, according to STATS. Adam Jones hit Collin McHugh's first pitch into the seats in left field and Hyun Soo Kim singled before Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo homered in succession.

Pedro Alvarez added a fifth-inning drive for the Orioles, who have 11 home runs in the first two games of this series.

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