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Orioles blast past Astros

The Baltimore Orioles banged out three home runs on Thursday night and then held on for a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros.

The Orioles grabbed the victory as -116 home favorites in this contest, while the combined score went OVER the night’s posted total (10).

Brian Burres went 5 2-3 innings in his start for the Orioles, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and striking out three batters.

Astros starter Shawn Chacon lasted five innings on the night, surrendering six earned runs on eight hits and four walks.

Ramon Hernandez, Alex Cintron, and Aubrey Huff all homered for Baltimore in the win. Hunter Pence and Miguel Tejada homered for Houston.