Springer, McCullers, Astros hand Orioles 7th loss in row 8-4

Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Alec Asher, right, reacts during the Houston Astros' six-run second inning as he conferences with catcher Welington Castillo, left, and pitching coach Roger McDowell during a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Baltimore Orioles’ pitcher Alec Asher, right, reacts during the Houston Astros’ six-run second inning as he conferences with catcher Welington Castillo, left, and pitching coach Roger McDowell during a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, greets teammate Carlos Beltran at home as the pair scored against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa, left, greets teammate Carlos Beltran at home as the pair scored against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop is congratulated by third base coach Bobby Dickerson after his home run against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Baltimore Orioles’ Jonathan Schoop is congratulated by third base coach Bobby Dickerson after his home run against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel (10) scores on a wild pitch by Baltimore Orioles' reliever Ubaldo Jimenez (31) in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel (10) scores on a wild pitch by Baltimore Orioles’ reliever Ubaldo Jimenez (31) in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros' pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros’ pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
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Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Alec Asher, right, reacts during the Houston Astros' six-run second inning as he conferences with catcher Welington Castillo, left, and pitching coach Roger McDowell during a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, greets teammate Carlos Beltran at home as the pair scored against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop is congratulated by third base coach Bobby Dickerson after his home run against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel (10) scores on a wild pitch by Baltimore Orioles' reliever Ubaldo Jimenez (31) in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
Houston Astros' pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer homered during a six-run second inning, sending Lance McCullers and the Houston Astros over Baltimore 8-4 Sunday for the Orioles’ season-worst seventh straight loss.

Springer connected for the second straight game, helping the Astros overcome a 3-0 deficit against Alec Asher (1-3).

McCullers (6-1) allowed five hits and three runs — two earned — in six innings. He struck out eight in his fourth straight win.

Jonathan Schoop homered and drove in three runs and Mark Trumbo added a solo shot for the Orioles, who have been outscored 38-17 during their skid.

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