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Orioles end five-game skid with 5-1 win over Twins

Orioles end five-game skid with 5-1 win over Twins

As their season has gone into free-fall, the Orioles haven’t played many crisp games of late. Then their winning formula of pitching, hitting and defense came together for a victory Saturday.

Going into Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, their final road trip of the first half already had become a reel of losing on repeat. But the Orioles were able to stem their slide with their most complete game of the trip, beating the Twins, 5-1, after losing their first five games of this seven-game road trip.

The Orioles (41-46) ended their five-game losing streak by finally getting a decent starting pitching performance as struggling left-hander Wade...