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Orioles lose sixth straight, fall 23 games below .500 with 4-1 loss to Yankees

Orioles lose sixth straight, fall 23 games below .500 with 4-1 loss to Yankees

After nine weeks of the Orioles playing bad baseball, the third full month of the season began Friday night with the club continuing to build its new identity – as a team that can’t score enough to win and can’t pitch or play defense well enough to overcome that major flaw.

The Orioles’ 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees was their sixth straight as they entered a gauntlet of 10 of 12 games against American League East competition. Since they are buried in the division cellar, 21½ games out of first, this is the first time in seven seasons that summertime games against the Yankees don’t have much impact.

And with the loss, this club reached 40 losses quicker (57 games)...

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