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Orioles lose to Braves late, 6-5, as Nick Markakis goes 2-for-3 vs. old club
Orioles lose to Braves late, 6-5, as Nick Markakis goes 2-for-3 vs. old club

Former Oriole Nick Markakis had a couple hits in his first game against his old team, and the Atlanta Braves rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Orioles, 6-5, in a Grapefruit League game Thursday night at Champions Stadium. Holding on to a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, left-hander T.J. McFarland, pitching in his third inning, allowed the tying run on a wild pitch and gave up the walk-off single to Joe Benson, the outfielder's fourth hit of the game. McFarland now has allowed 10 earned runs in 12 1/3 innings this spring (7.30 ERA). Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, making his final start before the club’s second game of the regular season Tuesday, allowed...

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