Mora's Clutch Hit Rallies Orioles Past Astros 6-5

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BALTIMORE, MD -- Melvin Mora hit a two-run double in the eighth
inning to cap yet another improbable rally by the Baltimore Orioles
and doom the sinking Houston Astros to their sixth straight defeat,
6-5 Tuesday night.

The Orioles trailed 5-3 before rebounding to earn their third
comeback victory in four games. It was the major-league leading
16th time this season that Baltimore rallied from a two-run deficit
to win.

A home run by Nick Markakis got the Orioles to 5-4 in the
seventh before the Orioles went ahead in the eighth. After Adam
Jones hit a leadoff single off Doug Brocail (2-2) and Brian Roberts
drew a one-out walk, Jose Valverde struck out Markakis before Mora
hit a 3-2 pitch into the gap in right-center.

Jim Johnson (2-2) worked a scoreless eighth and George Sherrill
got three straight outs for his 23rd save.

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