BETTING THE GAMES

Week 10 standings for the Gow Media show host gambling challenge

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HOST                   Rec./This Wk.   NCAA                          NFL

AJ Hoffman                  13-5-1 (1-1)     La. Tech +23.5 (L)        NE -5 (W)

Charlie Pallilo                12-7 (2-0)      Michigan St. -3 (W)     MIA -2 (W)

Jerry Bo                        11–6-2 (1-1)     Texas -2 (L)                   PIT +3 (W)

Jermaine Every             11-7-1 (1-1)     Clem/UL O61 (W)       TEN +6.5 (W)

Josh Jordan                  10–7-2 (1-1)    Florida -6 (L)                NE -5 (W)

Joel Blank                      10–8-1 (1-1)    Ohio State -18 (L)        MIN -5 (W)

John Granato                 10-8-1 (1-1)     Ohio State -19 (L)        KC -10 (W)

Tyler Scott                      10-9 (1-1)          Louisville +39 (L)      MIN -5 (W) 

Nick Sharara                   9-10 (2-0)        Auburn -3.5 (W)        PHI -3 (W)

Barry Laminack              8-9-2 (1-0-1)   Texas A&M +4 (P)    KC -8.5 (W)

Fred Faour                      8-10-1 (0-2)      Houston -14 (L)        SEA -1.5 (L)

Raheel Ramzanali         8-11 (0-2)           Florida -6 (L)            LA/SEA O47.5 (L)

Patrick Creighton          8-11 (1-1)            Louisville +38.5 (L)  KC -8.5 (W)

Jong Lee                          7-12 (1-1)            Ohio State -19 (L)     TB/CAR O59 (W)

Lance Zierlein                 6–11-2 (1-1)       Navy +13.5 (L)           KC -8 (W)

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Houston's offense once again obliterated Baltimore in Wednesday's finale. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Owners of a nine-game winning streak, the Astros tried to keep the train rolling to make it double digits and complete the three-game sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore. Not only would they get the win, but they also did it by dominating on both sides of the ball again in a one-sided shutout.

Final Score: Astros 13, Orioles 0

Astros' Record: 46-28, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Jose Urquidy (6-3)

Losing Pitcher: Thomas Eshelman (0-1)

Houston keeps mashing

Unlike Tuesday's game which ended 3-1 in a much closer affair, the finale on Wednesday was once again a lopsided affair like Monda's opener, favoring the Astros. Houston once again put up double-digit runs in an offensive explosion. It started right off the bat, with three runs scoring in the top of the first on a two-RBI double by Carlos Correa and an RBI single by Kyle Tucker to grab a 3-0 lead.

Yuli Gurriel extended it to 4-0 with a two-out RBI single in the second, then Jose Altuve made it a six-run game with a two-run blast in the top of the fourth. Michael Brantley joined in with an RBI single in the top of the sixth, then Yordan Alvarez led off a four-run seventh with a solo bomb before a three-run homer by Abraham Toro made it 11-0.

Urquidy cruises through seven scoreless

Jose Urquidy was cruising all the while, allowing just three baserunners over that span, a double to start his night, which he erased, then a one-out walk in the second and leadoff single in the sixth. He returned at the bottom of the seventh with a manageable pitch count, where he'd erase a one-out single to keep Baltimore scoreless. With the insurmountable lead, he'd be given the rest of the night off. His final line: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 84 P.

Astros complete the sweep and grab tenth straight win

Chas McCormick, who came off the bench defensively in the bottom of the seventh, made it a twelve-run lead with a one-out solo homer in the top of the eighth, then later Abraham Toro notched his fourth RBI with a run-scoring single to make it 13-0. Brandon Bielak took over for Urquidy in the bottom of the eighth, and after loading the bases with no outs, was able to escape with a strikeout and double play.

Ralph Garza Jr. was Houston's third pitcher, wrapping things up at the bottom of the ninth. He erased a one-out walk and a single with a double play to end the game, giving Houston the three-game sweep and extending their winning streak to ten games as they continue to look like baseball's best team.

Up Next: The next stop on this road trip for Houston is Detroit, where they will kick off a four-game set with the Tigers on Thursday at 6:10 PM Central. The pitching matchup for the opener will be Luis Garcia (5-4, 2.82 ERA) for Houston and Jose Urena (2-7, 5.79 ERA) for Detroit.

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