At the beginning of the season, the consensus was that the Houston Astros would lose many more than 100 games. Entering Tuesday’s game against the Orioles, Houston had won six games in a row, its longest winning streak since 2010.

Thanks to Chris Tillman, the streak is over. Tillman turned in one of his best efforts of the season in the Orioles’ 4-1 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night.

Tillman (5-2) allowed one run on four hits, walked two and equaled his career high with eight strikeouts.

The only run Tillman allowed came in the sixth when Houston’s Brandon Barnes, his third of the season. He also allowed three singles.

In his previous two starts, he worked just five and 4 2/3 innings. Before that, Tillman had been the Orioles’ most consistent pitcher, working at least six innings in six consecutive starts.

Tommy Hunter worked a scoreless eighth and Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his 19th save. Johnson has now saved four straight games since blowing his fourth save chance of the season on May 26.

Danny Valencia hit his third home run to give the Orioles (33-25) their first run in the third inning against Lucas Harrell (4-7). All three of Valencia’s home runs have come on the road. Their second run scored on an error by Astros (21-38) first baseman Chris Carter.