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Orioles had held Boston scoreless for 18 innings before Red Sox rallied
Orioles had held Boston scoreless for 18 innings before Red Sox rallied

Through the first two games of this four-game series with Boston, the Orioles pitching staff kept a potent Red Sox lineup in check. Boston tallied 12 hits in 74 at-bats in the two Orioles wins for a paltry .181 average and four runs. Despite the success, Orioles manager Buck Showalter kept speaking to the potent nature of the Red Sox’s lineup, and in the Orioles’ 5-4 loss Saturday afternoon, those bats finally came alive. When the Red Sox put three runs across in the fourth inning, it broke a streak of 18 consecutive scoreless innings posted by Orioles pitchers. The Orioles hadn’t allowed a run since the seventh inning Thursday night, when the Red Sox tied the game to...

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