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Orioles witness history, face uncertain future

Orioles witness history, face uncertain future

At the end of a marathon game that was delayed by Adrian Beltre's 3,000th hit, Orioles players were left with nothing to do but confront the team's future after Sunday's 10-6 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

For all the joy that came with Beltré making history in becoming the 31st player to reach the milestone, the final image of the game was perhaps the most appropriate for where the Orioles stand on July 30 — closer Zach Britton getting the last out.

Britton pitched back-to-back games for the first time since his two-month absence with a forearm strain. It was a final showcase to the scouts for the World Series contenders considering paying the ransom the...