Orioles right-hander Jeremy Hellickson held the Los Angeles Angels to a pair of singles over his first six innings Tuesday night, but his night unraveled quickly as the clock struck midnight on the East Coast.
Hellickson allowed four straight hits to open the seventh inning without getting an out — the Orioles bullpen quiet for most of that time — as a tie game turned into a two-run deficit that ultimately led to a 3-2 loss at Angel Stadium.
“It happened really fast,” Hellickson said. “Probably in the span of six, seven, maybe eight pitches, they got four hits. So it happened really quick. [I’ve] got to make a pitch there and make an out.”
The Orioles (56-57) had the...