"I guess if you are going to go out, that's a cool way to do it", Britton said.
Diminuitive second baseman Jose Altuve delivered the first one in the third inning after the Orioles had taken advantage of the early wildness of Astros starter Lance McCullers to score twice in the second and get another run on an RBI single by Trey Mancini in the third.
"Just get the focus back off the delivery and trying to be too fine".
Right-hander Dylan Bundy allowed a career-high seven runs in 5.1 innings, and the Orioles, who trailed 7-6, tied it on right fielder Mark Trumbo's 17th home run in the seventh.
But Duquette seems more interested in adding arms rather than giving away veterans for prospects.
The Baltimore Orioles' just-concluded 10-game homestand will be remembered for its oppressive heat and the team's failure to take advantage of opportunities.
Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel homered for the Astros, who will seek to complete a three-game sweep on Sunday.
The rumor mill has Baltimore shopping veteran relievers Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Darren O'Day, along with outfielder Seth Smith and catcher Welington Castillo. "But as a professional you've got to try and block that out".
McHugh went 19-7 in 2015 and 13-10 a year ago before being diagnosed with right shoulder tendinitis at spring training. "I like the big innings that we had, coming back from their big innings". He had four hits, equaling his career high. He singled home a run in the third inning to temporarily reclaim the lead and doubled home a run in the fifth inning to give the Orioles their second short-lived three-run lead of the game.