Cavan Biggio plays first game at Minute Maid Park

Cavan Biggio plays first game at Minute Maid Park
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The similarities between Cavan and his father were eerily close.

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It has been a long time since Bob Ford's booming voice over the sound system at Minute Maid Park has mentioned the iconic name Biggio during a starting lineup read.

With the Toronto Blue Jays in town to open a three-game series on Friday, for the first time since 2007 he got the chance to do it again - this time for Hall of Famer Craig Biggio's son Cavan.

"My first at-bat I felt a little emotional just because the announcer's voice I've heard his voice so many times announcing Biggio, so it was pretty cool," Biggio said following a 1-for-4 night.

The similarities between Cavan and his father were eerily close.

"At the end of the day it's Biggio leading off, playing second in Minute Maid Park," Biggio said. "So, overall it's really cool and a great experience for me and my family."

After striking out his first two at-bats against Gerrit Cole, Biggio finally connected with a pitch in the fifth driving it to dead center field and banging it off the wall for his first career double.

As Cavan stood on second, just feet away from where him and his brother Conor rushed out to years ago to be hoisted up by their dad after his 3,000th career hit, the 34,000-plus in attendance gave him an ovation.


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Ronel Blanco pitched seven strong innings and Chas McCormick homered twice to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.

Yordan Alvarez added a two-run shot to help Houston extend its winning streak to four games.

Blanco (8-2), who threw seven hitless innings in his last start, allowed four hits and a run with three strikeouts for his third straight win.

Alvarez put the Astros on top with his 16th homer, which came off Corbin Burnes (8-3) in the third, and McCormick made it 4-1 in the fifth. McCormick got his fifth career multihomer game when he connected again in the eighth.

Burnes allowed five hits, including a season-high two homers and a season-most four runs in seven innings to snap his career-best streak of 10 consecutive quality starts. He was 5-0 in seven starts since a loss at Washington on May 7.

Jordan Westburg homered in the second for the Orioles, who set a franchise record with 21 straight games with a home run to surpass the 1998 squad's 20-game streak.

Baltimore had troubled stringing hits together Saturday after scoring 28 runs combined in the last two games. The top four batters in their order combined to go 1 for 13 against Blanco and Houston's bullpen.

Ryan Pressly threw a scoreless eighth before Josh Hader struck out two in a perfect ninth to end it.

Westburg connected off Blanco with one out in the second to put the Orioles up 1-0.

Yainer Diaz opened Houston’s second with a triple on a line drive to right field. The Astros tied it when he scored on a sacrifice fly by Mauricio Dubón with one out.

McCormick singled with no outs in the third and the shot to center field by Alvarez came with two outs to put Houston on top 3-1.

McCormick’s home run to the seats in left field extended the lead to 4-1 with one out in the fifth.

Cedric Mullins tripled off the wall in center with one out in the seventh. Colton Cowser hit a sharp line drive, but was robbed of a hit when shortstop Jeremy Peña made a leaping catch for the second out. Blanco then retired Ramón Urías to end the inning and leave Mullins stranded.

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