Peña’s 2-run homer in 10th leads Astros over Blue Jays 8-7

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Houston Astros' Jeremy Pena celebrates after hitting a game-winning two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the 10th inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Houston. The Astros won 8-7 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Jeremy Peña hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Houston Astros to an 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays and avoid a sweep. Kyle Tucker was on second as the automatic runner when Peña connected off closer Jordan Romano with one out. The Astros snapped a four-game skid and ended a four-game winning streak for the Blue Jays. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit an RBI double in the top of the 10th to put Toronto ahead.