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After buzz builds for home opener, Orioles, Bud Norris fall flat in 12-5 loss to Blue Jays
After buzz builds for home opener, Orioles, Bud Norris fall flat in 12-5 loss to Blue Jays

The Orioles’ home opener qualifies as an unofficial holiday in Baltimore, so the gloomy fog and threat of rain that loomed over Camden Yards on Friday afternoon did little to take away from the anticipation of a new season, especially after a division title in 2014. That energy, however, quickly left Oriole Park as Orioles starter Bud Norris was roughed up early and often in a deflating 12-5 loss. As the Orioles (2-2) played their first game this year in Baltimore as reigning American League East champions, Norris opened his season with his worst outing as an Oriole. Unable to record an out in the fourth inning, he allowed eight runs, his most in three seasons. “He just...

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