Trailing 3-2 in the eighth, Mike Moustakas singled with the bases loaded and George Kottaras drew a bases loaded walk. That open the flood gates for a four-run inning as the Royals went on to beat the Houston Astros 7-3.

The Royals were down 3-0 and couldn’t get much going offensively against Bud Norris, until the seventh when they cut the lead to one on RBI singles by Alcides Escobar and David Lough.

Eric Hosmer got to reliever Wesley Wright in the eighth when he singled to load the bases. He was replaced by Jose Cisnero, who gave up the one-out RBI single by Moustakas. Cisnero then walked Kottaras on four pitches to put the Royals on top.

They added two more runs when Escobar grounded into a force out to score Hosmer before an error by Marwin Gonzalez allowed Moustakas to go home.