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Orioles bullpen blows late lead in 4-3 loss to Red Sox

Orioles bullpen blows late lead in 4-3 loss to Red Sox

BOSTON — After being throttled by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, several Orioles said they believed a one-run loss was more painful than an 11-run blowout. Now, they have an easy, comparative study. Taking a two-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night, the Orioles bullpen allowed the Red Sox to tie it on a perfectly placed single and then reliever Tommy Hunter gave up a two-out bloop hit in the bottom of the eighth as Boston rallied for a 4-3 win. Wednesday's heartbreaker comes a night after the Orioles got walloped, 13-2. Two games in Boston, two vastly different scenarios and one result — the Orioles' streak of five...

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