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Springer Homers Again, Astros Beat Orioles

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HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to six games with a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.

Springer's shot to left off Preston Guilmet (0-1) extended the rookie's hitting streak to 11 games and was his seventh homer in his last seven games.

Springer's 10 home runs in May extended his Astros rookie record and tied him for the third most long balls by a rookie in May with Jose Canseco, Wally Joyner and Walt Dropo. Mark McGwire set the rookie record for home runs in May with 15 in 1987.

Brad Peacock allowed a run on six hits with eight strikeouts in six innings. Peacock, who was scratched prior to his scheduled start May 24 at Seattle with forearm soreness, went six innings for the fifth straight start.

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