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Too quietly, Fred Gladding passed away last week. Astros Daily remembers an accomplished and colorful pitcher.

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May 28 - This Date in Astros History
May 28 - This Date in Astros History
May 28

2006 - Having lost five straight, as well as an 18-inning affair the night before, and trailing 4-0 in the ninth, the Astros get off the mat and stun the Pirates at PNC Park, 5-4, in ten innings. Houston takes advantage of two bases-loaded walks before Preston Wilson singles home Morgan Ensberg in the tenth for the game-winner.
2000 - Lance Berkman and Ken Caminiti go deep off Rudy Seanez in the bottom of the eighth to shock the Braves, 4-3. Marc Valdes is the surprise winner in relief. The blasts ruin a fine effort by Kevin Millwood that comes eight months too late for Astros fans.
1982 - Nolan Ryan fans eleven Mets in 5-2/3rds innings during a 7-4 victory. Mike LaCoss and Dave Smith strike out three each to total 17 Ks, one short of Don Wilson's club record. Dave Kingman whiffs five times, once with the bases loaded. Terry Puhl socks a home run and Phil Garner drives in three to pace the offense.
1980 - Enos Cabell singles home Jose Cruz in the second inning and Nolan Ryan makes it stand up for a 1-0 shutout over San Diego. Ryan fires a two-hitter, striking out seven.
1969 - Doug Rader delivers the game-winner again in a 7-6, ten-inning triumph over the Phillies that ties a club-record ten-game winning streak. This time it's a bases-loaded single off Gary Wagner that sends the crowd home happy. Afterwards, Rader apologizes for not slugging another grand slam.


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Date      Opp      Result
5/01      SEA      W 4-3
5/02      SEA     W 11-4
5/03      SEA*     W 7-6
5/04      TEX      L 2-1
5/05      TEX      L 7-1
5/06      TEX     L 11-3
5/07     @ANA      W 3-2
5/08     @ANA      L 2-0
5/09     @ANA      W 6-5
5/10     @ANA*     L 3-1
5/11      off        --
5/12      SF       L 8-1
5/13      SF       W 4-3
5/14      TOR      W 6-4
5/15      TOR      W 8-4
5/16      TOR      W 6-5
5/17      TOR*     W 4-2
5/18      OAK      L 2-1
5/19      OAK      W 6-4
5/20      OAK*     W 6-1
5/21     @DET*     L 6-5
5/22     @DET      L 6-2
5/23     @DET*     W 3-2
5/24     @DET*    W 10-8
5/25     @BAL*     L 4-3
5/26     @BAL      W 4-1
5/27     @BAL*     L 5-4
5/28      off        --
5/29      CSX       ----
5/30      CSX*      ----
5/31      CSX*      ----
* - day game.

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May record:   15-11

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Houston Astros recap - 05/27/15 - Chris Davis powers Orioles past Astros
Chris Davis powers Orioles past Astros
Slugger blasts 2 homers in 5-4 win

Chris Davis finds power stroke against Astros
(c) Associated Press

After a 1 hour 11 minute rain delay in Baltimore, the Astros dropped the final game of a 7-game road trip 5-4 to the Orioles. Chris Davis' second home run of the day made Brad Brach a winner and hung the loss on Astros lefty Tony Sipp.

Making his first appearance since Thursday's 1-pitch, 1-walkoff homer loss in Detroit, Sipp experienced an eerily similar result. Davis hammered Tony's first offering into the rightfield seats to break a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning and propel the O's to victory.

The Astros scored first, plating a single run in the second inning on Chris Carter's RBI double. Baltimore got to Houston starter Collin McHugh in the fourth, pounding out five straight hits including back-to-back homers by Davis and former Astro Steve Pearce. After a visit from pitching coach Brent Strom, McHugh quickly settled down and got out of the inning with a couple of weak ground balls.

The Astros loaded the bases with one out in the sixth but were unable to push any runs across the plate. But in the seventh, the Astros late inning magic made yet another appearance. Preston Tucker kept the inning alive by hustling to first on what looked like an inning-ending double-play ball. Beating the play allowed George Springer to score from third and brought Evan Gattis to the plate with a chance to do some damage. Gattis responded by clubbing an 0-1 pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez over 400 feet to left-centerfield for a game-tying 2-run homer.

Unfortunately, that was all the magic that was left in the Astros bats on this afternoon. Springer and Tucker made some hard contact in the ninth off Baltimore closer Zach Britton but came up empty. The Astros finish the road trip with a 3-4 record and will enjoy an off day on Thursday before starting a 7-game homestand Friday night against the White Sox.

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