Worth noting

• The Orioles scored only 18 runs and made five errors during their six-game road trip to Minnesota and Tampa Bay. But they still came up with four wins in six games and come into the Astros series with a three-game winning streak.

Nick Markakis came into Friday's game riding a 15-game hitting streak, and extended it to 16 with a single in the first, boasting the second-longest current streak in baseball behind Nolan Arenado's 28-game run.

• Closer Tommy Hunter was given the night off against the Rays on Thursday, but he still leads the American League with 10 saves.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.