Astros score 5 in 9th to top Royals 6-1 - KCTV5

Astros score 5 in 9th to top Royals 6-1

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Lorenzo Cain's one-out triple in the seventh ended McCuller's no-hit bid. (KCTV5) Lorenzo Cain's one-out triple in the seventh ended McCuller's no-hit bid. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -

Lance McCullers took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer in a five-run ninth as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Thursday night.

Altuve's ninth home run came off Kelvin Herrera (1-2) with Josh Reddick, who walked on four pitches to lead off the inning, aboard. Herrera has yielded seven home runs in 24 1/3 innings after giving up only six in 72 innings last season.

Herrera retired only one of the five batters he faced and was charged with four runs, three hits and a walk. The inning also included a two-run single by Jake Marisnick.

Lorenzo Cain's one-out triple in the seventh ended McCuller's no-hit bid. Cain drilled a 3-0 pitch to center. He scored on Mike Moustakas' two-out single to tie the score.

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