Santander, Hays, Kremer power O’s past AL-leading Astros 3-1

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Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander, right, hits a two-run home run as Houston Astros catcher Christian Vazquez reaches for the pitch during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Santander and Austin Hays homered, and Dean Kremer pitched into the eighth inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros.

Santander’s two-run shot came off José Urquidy (12-5) with one out in the third inning, and Hays connected with two outs in the frame to put the Orioles up 3-0.

Kremer (6-4) allowed four hits and a run in a career-high 7 2/3 innings as the Orioles continued their strong play against the American League-leading Astros in their pursuit of the third wild-card spot.