Castro homers, drives in 4 as Astros rout Orioles 12-2
BALTIMORE (AP) Jason Castro homered and drove in four runs to help the Houston Astros notch their second straight blowout victory over the struggling Baltimore Orioles, 12-2 on Saturday night.
Alex Bregman and George Springer also homered for the Astros, who defeated Baltimore 15-8 one night earlier to snap a five-game losing streak.
Bregman got this rout started with a two-run homer in the first inning off Chris Tillman (15-5), who had been given an extended rest because of a sore shoulder. Houston increased its lead to 6-0 in the third and went up 10-1 in the sixth.
Chris Davis homered in a fourth straight game and Steve Pearce also went deep for the Orioles. But Baltimore has dropped eight of 12 overall to fall into the third place in the AL East.
Mike Fiers (9-6) had little trouble in his first career appearance against Baltimore. The right-hander went seven innings, allowing one run and five hits.