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Chris Carter (baseball)

Orioles have plenty of cause for concern after worst loss of season

Orioles have plenty of cause for concern after worst loss of season

The Orioles’ worst loss of the season – a humbling 16-3 defeat to the New York Yankees -- exposed the team in the worst ways Saturday night.

First, there’s the curious case of Chris Tillman, whose first-inning struggles have put him at a competitive disadvantage. The Orioles right-hander has always been prone to the occasional short start, and it’s not new that it occasionally takes a while for him to find his footing in the first inning. But since returning from the disabled list, his first-inning struggled have reached a new level.

Then there’s a bullpen that’s hanging together by a thread. Over the first two nights in the Bronx, the relievers haven’t been able to...

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