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Orioles strike first, cruise to 9-3 win over Toronto Blue Jays in series opener
Orioles strike first, cruise to 9-3 win over Toronto Blue Jays in series opener

TORONTO -- This time of the year in Toronto, fans typically are gearing up for preseason hockey camps and satisfying their need for sports with the Canadian Football League. In other words, the Blue Jays haven’t been relevant this late in the season in a long time. So when the first-place Orioles arrived Tuesday to open a three-game series between the top two teams in the American League East standings, there was some unusual buzz at the Rogers Centre. Fans lined in front of the ticket counter four hours before the game. A local newspaper’s back-page headline touted the meeting as the "Biggest series ever." The Orioles, however, wasted no time taking control of...

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