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Seattle2323.5006175188-1311-1012-138-51-213-127-3W 3
Anaheim2324.489175183-811-1112-135-50-315-114-6L 2
Arlington2325.4797214227-136-1417-117-45-510-157-3L 2
Oakland1732.34713½205210-56-1611-163-43-1011-184-6L 2

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May 29 - This Date in Astros History
May 29 - This Date in Astros History
May 29

2009 - Brian Moehler tosses a complete game for the first time in nine years as he tops Pittsburgh, 6-1, to snap a seven-game losing streak. Edwin Maysonet, in just his third big league start, becomes the offensive star with his first major league homer, two doubles, four hits and four RBIs. Ivan Rodriguez chips in three hits as well.
1996 - In a 7-4 Astros triumph, Jeff Bagwell swats an upper-deck shot off Danny Darwin at Three Rivers Stadium, to join Pirate legend Willie Stargell as the only players to reach that level more than once. Bagwell caps his four-hit, five-RBI night with a two-run shot off Francisco Cordova.
1985 - Jim Pankovits ' grand slam off John Candelaria breaks a 3-3 tie as Houston belts the Pirates, 8-3. The blast keys a seven-run seventh inning after Phil Garner and Mark Bailey delivered RBI singles. Nolan Ryan picks up the victory.
1976 - Joe Niekro tags his brother Phil for a home run in a 4-3 victory at Atlanta. It is the only homer in Joe's 21-season major league career (973 ABs). The seventh-inning blast comes on a knuckleball that Joe sends over the left field fence. Ken Boswell contributes three hits, including the game-winner.
1966 - Jim Gentile drills a homer off Elroy Face in the eleventh inning to drop Pittsburgh, 3-2. John Bateman had earlier gone deep off Vern Law to send the game into overtime. Claude Raymond picks up the win.

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Date      Opp      Result
5/01      SEA      W 4-3
5/02      SEA     W 11-4
5/03      SEA*     W 7-6
5/04      TEX      L 2-1
5/05      TEX      L 7-1
5/06      TEX     L 11-3
5/07     @ANA      W 3-2
5/08     @ANA      L 2-0
5/09     @ANA      W 6-5
5/10     @ANA*     L 3-1
5/11      off        --
5/12      SF       L 8-1
5/13      SF       W 4-3
5/14      TOR      W 6-4
5/15      TOR      W 8-4
5/16      TOR      W 6-5
5/17      TOR*     W 4-2
5/18      OAK      L 2-1
5/19      OAK      W 6-4
5/20      OAK*     W 6-1
5/21     @DET*     L 6-5
5/22     @DET      L 6-2
5/23     @DET*     W 3-2
5/24     @DET*    W 10-8
5/25     @BAL*     L 4-3
5/26     @BAL      W 4-1
5/27     @BAL*     L 5-4
5/28      off        --
5/29      CSX       ----
5/30      CSX*      ----
5/31      CSX*      ----
* - day game.

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May record:   15-11

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Houston Astros recap - 05/27/15 - Chris Davis powers Orioles past Astros
Chris Davis powers Orioles past Astros
Slugger blasts 2 homers in 5-4 win

Chris Davis finds power stroke against Astros
(c) Associated Press

After a 1 hour 11 minute rain delay in Baltimore, the Astros dropped the final game of a 7-game road trip 5-4 to the Orioles. Chris Davis' second home run of the day made Brad Brach a winner and hung the loss on Astros lefty Tony Sipp.

Making his first appearance since Thursday's 1-pitch, 1-walkoff homer loss in Detroit, Sipp experienced an eerily similar result. Davis hammered Tony's first offering into the rightfield seats to break a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning and propel the O's to victory.

The Astros scored first, plating a single run in the second inning on Chris Carter's RBI double. Baltimore got to Houston starter Collin McHugh in the fourth, pounding out five straight hits including back-to-back homers by Davis and former Astro Steve Pearce. After a visit from pitching coach Brent Strom, McHugh quickly settled down and got out of the inning with a couple of weak ground balls.

The Astros loaded the bases with one out in the sixth but were unable to push any runs across the plate. But in the seventh, the Astros late inning magic made yet another appearance. Preston Tucker kept the inning alive by hustling to first on what looked like an inning-ending double-play ball. Beating the play allowed George Springer to score from third and brought Evan Gattis to the plate with a chance to do some damage. Gattis responded by clubbing an 0-1 pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez over 400 feet to left-centerfield for a game-tying 2-run homer.

Unfortunately, that was all the magic that was left in the Astros bats on this afternoon. Springer and Tucker made some hard contact in the ninth off Baltimore closer Zach Britton but came up empty. The Astros finish the road trip with a 3-4 record and will enjoy an off day on Thursday before starting a 7-game homestand Friday night against the White Sox.

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