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Orioles stumble in series opener, lose 3-2 to first-place Yankees

Orioles stumble in series opener, lose 3-2 to first-place Yankees

After the Orioles dropped their series opener at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night by the slimmest of margins – falling five games behind the division-leading New York Yankees in the process – manager Buck Showalter said the difference in the game came down to a matter of inches. The effect, however, was greater. The Orioles fell to the Yankees 3-2 in front of an announced 37,993 in the Bronx, losing the first game of their pivotal three-game series against the American League East leaders. Now, even if the Orioles rebound to win the final two games in New York, they’ll leave no closer than three games back. “It’s the first game,” catcher Matt...

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