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Ian Kinsler
A rush of emotions as Orioles start postseason
A rush of emotions as Orioles start postseason

It was rush hour in the city of Baltimore, and on the first Thursday afternoon of October, the term had double meaning — the usual dreary one about cars and trucks and buses crawling along Pratt Street, but also a second one that describes what Orioles fans were feeling as the odd game time approached. Chris Tilman threw the first pitch of the American League Division Series between the Orioles and Detroit Tigers at 5:39 p.m. In the previous hour, there had been such a surge of people and emotion through the downtown streets, the likes of which we all too rarely see. The mood was light and joyous, as breezy as the day, and there was such a good feeling — smiles everywhere,...