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BALTIMORE -- Steve Clevenger's one-out double in the 10th inning scored J.J. Hardy and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Houston Astros 5-4 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

With one out in the 10th, Hardy reached on an infield single off Paul Clemens (0-1). Clevenger followed with a shot down the right-field line that rolled into the corner. Hardy came all the way around and easily beat the relay throw.

Ryan Webb (2-0) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the win.

Rookie right fielder George Springer homered and doubled for Houston (11-26), which has lost seven of its last eight.

Clevenger had three hits for Baltimore (20-14), and center fielder Adam Jones and left fielder Nelson Cruz each homered.

Following a 55-minute rain delay, the Orioles tied it in the bottom of the ninth against Anthony Bass. Trailing 4-3 with two outs, second baseman Jonathan Schoop reached on an infield single and right fielder Nick Markakis singled to left. Third baseman Manny Machado then walked to load the bases.

On a 2-2 pitch, pinch hitter Delmon Young's soft liner off Bass was fielded on the bounce in short center by shortstop Jonathan Villar, but his throw to first was not in time to get Young, and Schoop scored.

Houston led 2-0 after three innings.

Gonzalez retired the first five hitters he faced, but then Springer lined his first pitch over the wall in left to make it 1-0 in the second inning.

The Astros added a run in the third. Shortstop Jonathan Villar singled with one out and went to second when Jones bobbled the ball. Villar stole third -- one of three Houston stolen bases in the inning -- and scored on a single by Dexter Fowler.

Baltimore got to Houston starter Colin McHugh with two outs in the sixth as Jones hit his fourth homer, a solo shot to center.

The Orioles tied it in the seventh. Hardy led off with a single and Clevenger followed with a dribbler in front of the mound. McHugh fell while attempting to field it and both runners were safe.

After first baseman Steve Pearce lined a single to center that loaded the bases, McHugh uncorked a wild pitch, scoring Hardy to make it 2-2.

Left fielder Nelson Cruz put the Orioles ahead 3-2 in the eighth inning when he hit a first-pitch breaking ball from reliever Josh Zeid over the wall in center for his 10th home run.

Second baseman Jose Altuve's two-out single in the ninth off Baltimore closer Tommy Hunter gave the Astros a 4-3 lead.

McHugh had allowed six runs in four innings in his previous start, but on Saturday he gave up two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Baltimore's Miguel Gonzalez turned in his longest start of the season, seven innings. He gave up two runs on six hits, striking out six and walking two.

NOTES: RF Nick Markakis extended his hitting streak to 17 games. ... Orioles 1B Chris Davis was expected to begin a rehab assignment Saturday night with Double-A Bowie and be re-evaluated Sunday. Davis (strained left oblique) has been on the disabled list since April 26. ... Orioles C Matt Wieters (sore elbow) served as the designated hitter for a second straight game. ... Astros C Jason Castro returned to the lineup after missing two games because of a sore left hand. ... Houston's Jarred Cosart (1-3, 4.50) opposes Chris Tillman (3-1, 3.80) in Sunday's series finale.
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