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Orioles catch up and fall behind in series-deciding loss to Angels, 5-4

Orioles catch up and fall behind in series-deciding loss to Angels, 5-4

The Orioles hoped some home cooking would help them get back in sync for a run at one of the American League wild-card slots, but the first series of a home-heavy three-week span did not go well.

After a dramatic ninth-inning comeback to win the opener, the Orioles dropped the next two games to the Los Angeles Angels, losing the Sunday finale, 5-4, before an announced 24,715 on a beautiful afternoon at Oriole Park.

Not so pretty are their playoff prospects, which seem to diminish by the day. The loss dropped them four games back in a field of seven teams vying for the second wild-card berth, which the Angels held as of late Sunday afternoon.

In right-hander Chris...

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