Brad Peacock

Morton, Gonzalez help Astros over Orioles 6-1

Just five games into the season, Houston manager A.J. Hinch already feels like a broken record when discussing his starting pitchers.

There is just a lot to love right now.

Charlie Morton pitched six scoreless innings Monday night, and the Astros unveiled their World Series banner before defeating the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 in their home opener.

"He was exceptional," Hinch said. "I know I keep using that word with our starting rotation but I thought he did a great job of making a few adjustments as he found the strike zone as the game got underway. That was pretty electrifying stuff again."

Morton (1-0) allowed three hits and fanned six...