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Orioles beat Astros 4-3, hand Keuchel 1st loss

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Posted at 10:48 PM, May 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-25 23:50:23-04

By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) - Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel, and the Baltimore Orioles dealt the left-hander his first loss in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.

Keuchel (6-1) came in with a 1.67 ERA and had won three straight starts. He allowed just one home run in nine appearances this season before Joseph connected in the second inning and Pearce went deep in the seventh.

Keuchel allowed six hits, struck out three and walked one over eight innings in his first complete game of 2015 and seventh of his career.

George Springer had a season-high three hits and a homer for the Astros, who stranded seven and went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Brad Brach (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief and Oliver Drake worked a perfect eighth before Zach Britton got three straight outs for his 11th save.

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