Norichika Aoki

Bundy gives back two leads by allowing 3-run homers, but Orioles score 2 in 8th to beat Astros, 9-7

Bundy gives back two leads by allowing 3-run homers, but Orioles score 2 in 8th to beat Astros, 9-7

Right-hander Dylan Bundy has been the most consistent pitcher in the Orioles rotation this season, but he has also been vulnerable to some of the same problems that have hampered his less-successful fellow starters.

His performance in Sunday’s 9-7 win over the Houston Astros was a good example.

On a sizzling afternoon that would eventually feature a two-run game-winning rally in the eighth inning and Zach Britton’s American League-record 55th consecutive successful save opportunity,  Bundy was handed a pair of three-run leads over the course of his 5 1/3 innings of work, and each time his quest for the elusive shutdown inning was undone by a game-tying three-run...

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