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Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's

Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's

The final, frantic moment of another discouraging and depressing afternoon of Orioles baseball featured pinch runner Blake Davis sprinting around third base and eyeing the Oakland Athletics' catcher and his former Cal State Fullerton teammate, Kurt Suzuki.

Trying to score from first base on Nick Markakis' single that bounced away from right fielder David DeJesus, Davis never broke stride and picked up third base coach Willie Randolph's wave. However, he never reached home as Suzuki fielded the throw, blocked Davis before he reached the plate and applied the tag, a fitting end to the Orioles' sloppy 6-5 loss in front of a sun-drenched announced crowd of 20,448 at Oakland-Alameda...

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