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Orioles recap: Despite two Pedro Alvarez homers, Birds blow lead in 10-7 loss to Padres

Orioles recap: Despite two Pedro Alvarez homers, Birds blow lead in 10-7 loss to Padres

The Orioles certainly are not prone to bullpen meltdowns, but no team is immune to them.

Reliever Mychal Givens came on to pitch the seventh inning of a game the Orioles appeared to have well in hand against the last-place San Diego Padres on Tuesday night and could not get anybody out.

He allowed five straight batters to reach base and the Padres scored four times to overtake the Orioles on the way to a 10-7 victory before 23,876 at Oriole Park.

Givens came on in relief of starter Tyler Wilson, who also had his hands full with a largely unheralded San Diego lineup that banged out 15 hits on the way to their third straight victory. But the Padres saved their best for...

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