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Three outs from win, Orioles lose to Athletics on Josh Donaldson's walk-off homer, 5-4
Three outs from win, Orioles lose to Athletics on Josh Donaldson's walk-off homer, 5-4

OAKLAND, Calif. — Orioles closer Zach Britton hadn’t allowed a run over his previous 10 outings heading into the ninth inning of Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland Athletics, converting six straight save opportunities along the way. Britton had slid into the role of closer nicely in the first half of the season, but in his first appearance since the All-Star break, a save opportunity turned into a disaster in just six pitches. He was unable to preserve a two-run ninth inning lead as the Orioles suffered a frustrating, 5-4 loss after Josh Donaldson’s walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth before an announced 27,232 at O.co Coliseum....

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