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Darren O'Day again burned by the long ball in Orioles' loss

Darren O'Day again burned by the long ball in Orioles' loss

Right-hander Darren O'Day has always been a reliever who has been able to keep the ball in the yard, allowing less than a homer per nine innings over his 10-year big league career.

So the fact that O'Day allowed his third homer in his past five outings in the seventh inning of the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday is troubling.

O'Day allowed a solo homer to Steven Souza Jr., his first batter of the day, for a critical run that extended the deficit to 3-1 after he relieved right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez.

"That one mistake he makes, and he doesn't make many of them, they're on it,"...

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