GAME SUMMARY: The Houston Astros scored four seventh inning runs to defeat the Orioles 5-2 on Monday night. The Orioles led 2-1 entering the seventh, but George Springer tied the game with an RBI single, and the Astros (32-20) got the go-ahead run on Jose Altuve’s sacrifice fly.
Will Harris (2-0) was the winner. Brad Brach (3-1) got the loss. Luke Gregerson was credited with his 14th save.
The Orioles (23-27) have lost three straight.
THE GOOD: Ubaldo Jimenez pitched six strong innings, and after walking the first batter of the seventh was removed for Brad Brach
THE BAD: After four perfect innings and two wins over Houston in his last three outings, Brach allowed three runs in the seventh on two hits and two walks.
THE UGLY: Jimmy Paredes struck out to end the game as a pinch hitter. He’s stuck in a 1-for-23 slump.
NOTABLE: Brach had won 10 of his first 11 decisions with the Orioles. He’s now 10-2.
STRUGGLING: The Orioles have equaled their season low at four games under .500. It’s the most games under .500 they’ve been since the end of the 2011 season.
OUCH: J.J. Hardy sat out the game with soreness in his left side. Adam Jones, who missed two games with a sprained left ankle, was the designated hitter.
HOT HITTER: Ryan Flaherty had two hits, including an RBI triple.
REHAB: Matt Wieters is scheduled to catch Bud Norris in Norfolk on Tuesday night. Both will then rejoin the Orioles.
COMING UP: Mike Wright (2-0, 1.40) faces Collin McHugh (5-2, 4.24) on Tuesday night at 8:10 p.m.