By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) - Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer and Luis Valbuena added a go-ahead solo shot in a five-run third inning to help the Houston Astros to a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
The Astros, who lead the American League with a 33-20 record, were in a big hole early after a four-run second inning by the Orioles, but bounced back an inning later for their major league-leading 17th comeback victory this year.
Houston trailed by 3 when the homer by Gattis made it 4-all and the Astros went back to back when Valbuena homered to right field to put Houston on top. The Astros added an insurance run in the eighth inning.
Houston starter Collin McHugh (6-2) settled down after giving up four runs in the second, and the last out of that inning was the first of eight straight and 15 of 16 he retired before being replaced by Pat Neshek for the eighth inning.
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