There’s only one kind of luck worse than bad luck — wasted luck.
The Orioles at least avoided that in their 8-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels before a sweaty announced crowd of 18,351 on Sunday at Camden Yards.
It turned on a harmless pop-up falling in the infield, with the fortune that overflowed from that moment helping the Orioles (24-59) end their losing streak at seven games.
“That sounds funny to say, but those are the types of things that have been happening to us,” manager Buck Showalter said.
It did not come from a winning position, to be sure.
Four batters in, they trailed 1-0 on a leadoff double by Kole Calhoun...