Friday August 19th, 2016

The Orioles got off to a hot start against the Astros on Friday.

In the bottom of the first, four of the first five Orioles to step to the plate hit a home run. Adam Jones began the parade of long shots with a solo homer. After a Hyun Soo Kim Single, Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo each followed with a dinger of their own.

According to MLB.com, Baltimore is the first team since 1900 to hit four home runs before recording their first out of the game.

The Orioles would notch two more hits before Houston retired the side in the first. Baltimore led 5–1 after the first, but the Astros countered with their own five-run innings in the top of the second to take the lead. Houston went on to win the game 15–8.

The Orioles entered Friday in second place in the AL East.

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