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Orioles fall, 7-5 to Tigers on Wednesday afternoon for fourth consecutive loss
Orioles fall, 7-5 to Tigers on Wednesday afternoon for fourth consecutive loss

The Orioles offense received the wake-up call it needed in the fourth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s series finale when Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander threw a 94-mph fastball behind designated hitter Nelson Cruz. The pitch appeared to be retribution for Monday's series opener, when Orioles right-hander Bud Norris hit Torii Hunter in the ribs in the eighth inning after allowing a two-run homer to Ian Kinsler, prompting both dugouts and bullpens to empty. Both benches were warned Wednesday after Verlander nearly hit Cruz, and the pitch injected some life into a sleepy Orioles team that had been scoreless for 12 straight innings. “Verlander certainly...

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