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Orioles drop series opener to Royals, 3-2, despite quality start from Dylan Bundy

Orioles drop series opener to Royals, 3-2, despite quality start from Dylan Bundy

The Orioles have experienced great success this season when taking a tied game into the late innings, mostly because their bullpen has been able to buy enough time until the offense can scrape across a run.

But with Buck Showalter’s bullpen at half strength Friday night – the manager said that two relievers were unavailable and he would only use another in a save situation – the Orioles dropped a 3-2 decision to the Kansas City Royals in their series opener at Kauffman Stadium. It was just the Orioles’ third loss in 11 one-run games this season.

Left-hander Vidal Nuno (0-1) allowed the game-winning run on Eric Hosmer’s RBI double into the right-center-field gap in the...

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