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Orioles handed third consecutive loss after Astros collect 3-1 win
Orioles handed third consecutive loss after Astros collect 3-1 win

HOUSTON — Believe it or not, this might not be the best time to play the Houston Astros. Yes, they still have the worst record in the American League, but bad teams with surging confidence are still dangerous, especially when an opponent leaves a game dangling within reach. That’s what happened on Thursday night, when the Orioles gave the Astros hope until Houston’s rookie phenom George Springer could give his team the big hit it needed. After Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez grinded out a quality start, reliever Preston Guilmet allowed a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning, sending the Orioles to a 3-1 loss in front of 22,884 at Minute Maid Park. ...

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