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Stewart hits tying homer, but Astros score in ninth for 4-3 win over Orioles in Game 1 of doubleheader

Stewart hits tying homer, but Astros score in ninth for 4-3 win over Orioles in Game 1 of doubleheader

As far as September surprises go, the Orioles are a few days away from breaking up this year with two jumping out — former first-round draft pick DJ Stewart had held his own since his addition nearly three weeks ago, and left-hander Sean Gilmartin had carved out a possible future role with a string of useful long-relief appearances.

A late 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros in the first half of Saturday’s doubleheader at Camden Yards reinforced one of those, but let some air out of the latter.

Stewart hit a three-run home run to tie the game in the seventh inning, only for Gilmartin, in his second inning after a clean eighth, to walk George Springer with two outs and watch him...

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