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Orioles' bullpen balloon bursts in 10-6 loss to Astros, team's fourth straight setback

Orioles' bullpen balloon bursts in 10-6 loss to Astros, team's fourth straight setback

The Orioles scored enough runs to win Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, their power bats finally bulking up against one of the game’s top starters, Justin Verlander.

But the team’s overworked bullpen, which was handed a one-run lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, allowed seven runs in three innings in a 10-6 loss to the defending World Series champion Houston Astros.

The loss was the Orioles’ fourth straight since winning on Opening Day in extra innings.

A fourth straight start of five or innings or less left a pair of Rule 5 draft relievers pitching in a tied game in the seventh, and the Astros scored five runs off Pedro Araujo and Nestor Cortes Jr. in the...

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