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With a depleted lineup, Orioles fall to Red Sox on David Ortiz's 10th-inning homer, 5-3
With a depleted lineup, Orioles fall to Red Sox on David Ortiz's 10th-inning homer, 5-3

The starting lineup the Orioles fielded Friday night against the Boston Red Sox was one more likely to be seen in March than September. But with the American League East already wrapped up, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said the club will choose its spots to rest key starters. The club's batting order Friday included just two players, right fielder Steve Pearce and shortstop Ryan Flaherty, who were with the club last August. It was missing six starters from the its Opening Day lineup. Center fielder Adam Jones, right fielder Nick Markakis and shortstop J.J. Hardy watched from the bench — their second straight day away, after Thursday's day off. Even though the...

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