The Astros dropped their home series opener. Houston lost to the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 at Minute Maid Park. Ryan Pressly was charged with his fifth loss and sixth blown save after he allowed three runs in the top of the ninth. Jose Abreu and Martin Maldonado homered in the losing effort. Jose Altuve drove-in a team-high two RBI as Houston fell to 84-and-67. The Astros hold a one-and-a-half game lead atop the AL West. Right-hander Hunter Brown will start against Baltimore tonight.