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Orioles error prone and punchless, blanked again in Boston, 8-0

Orioles error prone and punchless, blanked again in Boston, 8-0

In a game only possible with the aid of late-season expanded rosters, the Orioles saw a roll call of Boston Red Sox relievers Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

The Orioles put their season officially on the brink with no answer, as they were shut out, 8-0, by seven Boston bullpen arms, and held to just five hits on the day. They suffered their 11th shutout loss of the season in what became an ugly loss to the Red Sox in front of an announced sellout crowd of 36,316.

Meanwhile, the improbable turned into the nearly impossible. Their September mojo lost somewhere between Washington and Boston, the Orioles' postseason hopes are essentially gone. They fell to 4½ games...

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