- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As good as the Dodgers have been at home recently, Kenta Maeda hasn’t enjoyed the same good fortune.

His struggles at Dodger Stadium culminated in a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night that cost Los Angeles its five-game overall winning streak and ended its run of 10 consecutive home victories.

Maeda (7-6) gave up a three-run homer to Manny Machado in the fifth inning, helping the Orioles end their five-game skid. The right-hander tied season highs in runs allowed (four) and hits (seven) in four-plus innings, equaling the shortest outing of his career.

Maeda struck out five and walked three. He fell to 3-6 in nine home starts this season.

“You’ve got to make major league hitters respect your fastball,” Dodgers manager Dave Robert said. “He had an opportunity to put guys away and they got back in the count. It’s a tough way to live.”

Maeda came into the game with a 4-2 record and a 2.21 ERA in his last seven starts since May 28.

“I didn’t execute my pitches,” he said through a translator. “It’s more of a control issue rather than a specific pitch.”

Hitters are capitalizing against Maeda on their third time through the lineup.

“From the first inning on, it seemed like Kenta was laboring,” Roberts said.

Machado, a newly named All-Star starter who turns 24 on Wednesday, sent a 2-2 pitch from Maeda into the upper corner of the left-field pavilion, putting the AL East-leading Orioles ahead 4-1. Machado’s 19th homer would have registered 453 feet had it landed unimpeded, according to Statcast.

The Orioles lead the majors with 129 home runs; they had 56 in June.

Chris Tillman (11-2) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, struck out two and walked two while facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career. The right-hander from Anaheim had his career-high nine-game winning streak snapped last week.

Zach Britton pitched the ninth to earn his AL-leading 24th save in as many chances. The Dodgers briefly threatened, with Adrian Gonzalez’s leadoff single before Yasiel Puig struck out and pinch-hitter Justin Turner’s long fly was caught at the wall by right fielder Joey Rickard. Howie Kendrick struck out swinging to end the game.

Relievers Brad Brach and Britton combined for five strikeouts.

The Orioles tied the game 1-all in the second when Jonathan Schoop flied into a forceout from right fielder to shortstop, scoring Mark Trumbo.

Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager doubled in the first inning, extending his hitting streak to 18 games, the NL’s longest this season. He scored on Gonzalez’s single, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.

Los Angeles didn’t muster a hit past the fifth inning.

DODGERS ALL-STARS

At 22 years, 69 days, Seager is the youngest position player to be named an All-Star in Dodgers history. He’s the club’s second rookie shortstop to be selected, joining Bill Grabarkewitz in 1970, and the first shortstop since Rafael Furcal in 2010.

Closer Kenley Jansen joined Seager as a first-time All-Star in his seventh season and is the team’s first reliever to be named since Jonathan Broxton and Hong-Chih Kuo in 2010. Jansen ranks second among NL relievers with 25 saves. He became the Dodgers’ career saves leader earlier this season.

Left-hander Clayton Kershaw became the first Dodger to make six straight All-Star games since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981-86, but he’ll miss the game in San Diego with a herniated disc. He leads the majors with a 1.79 ERA.

URIAS TO MINORS

The Dodgers sent 19-year-old pitcher Julio Urias to Triple-A Oklahoma City after eight starts in an effort to control his innings. The left-hander was 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA after making his big league debut on May 27 at the New York Mets. The team has Urias on an unspecified innings limit this season. He was scheduled to be sent down earlier, but several injuries to the rotation forced an extended stay.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Orioles: RHP Darren O’Day, on the DL with a right hamstring strain, could pitch a rehab game over next week’s All-Star break. “It’s not a good injury,” Showalter said. “If he pushes it, he’s going to miss the whole year.”

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (1-6, 3.97 ERA) has received 3.20 runs of support and the team is 5-9 in his 14 starts.

Dodgers: RHP Bud Norris (4-7, 3.89) makes his second start since being acquired from Atlanta last week. He pitched for the Orioles from 2013-15, with a 21-20 record and a 4.65 ERA. His best year for the O’s was in 2014, when he posted career highs in wins (15) and ERA (3.65).

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