BALTIMORE — Yuli Gurriel hit a comeback, two-run single in the ninth inning as the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 on Saturday, taking manager Dusty Baker to 100 wins in the bell.
Houston trailed 9-7 before mounting a four-run attack against closer Felix Bautista (4-4). Kyle Tucker tied the game with a two-run double with two out.
Gurriel followed with a single, the key hit in this give-and-take matchup.
The Orioles were about to gain ground in the fight for a playoff berth. However, they fell four games behind Seattle in the hunt for the third and final wild-card spot in the American League.
The two clubs have 11 duels remaining.
Anthony Santander hit two homers for Baltimore. His compatriot Rougned Odor and Cedric Mullins also hit homers.
Baker joined three Hall of Fame managers, Sparky Anderson, Tony La Russa and Whitey Herzog, as the only managers in history to have 100-win seasons in the National League and the American League.
The defeat was for the Dominican Rafael Montero (5-2).
For the Astros, the Venezuelan JOSé Altuve 3-1 with three runs scored and two RBIs. The Dominican Jeremy Peña 3-1 with a run scored and two produced. The Cubans Aledmys Díaz 2-0, Yordan Álvarez 3-2 with a run scored and an RBI, Gurriel 5-2 with three RBIs. Honduran Mauricio Dubón 4-1 with a run scored. Puerto Ricans Martín Maldonado 3-1 with a run scored, Christian Vázquez 1-1 with a run scored.
For the Orioles, Venezuelans Santander 5-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Odor 5-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Robinson Chirinos 2-0. The Mexican Ramón Urías 4-2 with a run scored. Dominican Jorge Mateo 5-1 with a run scored and an RBI.