Baltimore Orioles defeat Houston Astros, 7-5

No longer content to win a series, the Orioles were especially motivated last night by their desire to sweep an opponent.

Two out of three isn't bad, but it isn't acceptable, either. Not to a team with growing standards.

Ramon Hernandez and Alex Cintron homered in the fourth inning, starting the comeback process a little earlier than usual, Aubrey Huff connected in the seventh, and the Orioles moved three games above .500 for the first time in a month with a 7-5 victory...

A recap of the Orioles' 7-5 win over the Astros last night:

On the offensive

The Orioles knocked around Astros starter Shawn Chacon for six earned runs in five innings. Chacon walked Kevin Millar with the bases loaded to put the Orioles on the board in the third inning. In the fourth, Ramon Hernandez and Alex Cintron connected for long home runs off Chacon as the Orioles built a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The Orioles totaled 11 hits and also got a home run from A...