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Orioles' division title hopes pushed to the brink with 5-1 loss to Red Sox

Orioles' division title hopes pushed to the brink with 5-1 loss to Red Sox

The two backhanded plays that first baseman Chris Davis made ranging to his right Wednesday night weren’t that much different, but had varying results in the Orioles’ 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

The first was a potential game-saving play, one of two times the Orioles stranded the bases loaded with starter Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound -- a slick stop that started an inning-ending 3-6-1 double play in the fourth inning of a one-run game.

The other play, a byproduct of slight overaggressiveness, sent the Orioles into a sixth-inning tumble that continued their slide down the American League East standings.

Reliever Brad Brach was one strike away from...

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