The Orioles’ struggles suddenly have them closer to the American League East cellar than first place, which they occupied at least a share of for 35 days in the season’s first two months.
They suffered their sixth straight loss and 12th in 15 games, 5-2, against the Houston Astros on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
The Orioles (25-22) scored three runs or fewer for the fifth time in six games. For the first time since the seventh game of the season, when they were 5-2, the Orioles are just three games over .500.
With the loss, the Orioles fell 3½ games behind the first-place New York Yankees and are just three games ahead of the last-place...