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Blue Jays score two runs off Britton in ninth inning, hand Orioles their sixth loss in a row, 3-2

Blue Jays score two runs off Britton in ninth inning, hand Orioles their sixth loss in a row, 3-2

The Orioles’ playoff hopes took another big hit Tuesday night in Toronto, as a game that was nearly scripted as one of the team’s grittiest wins of the season, quickly took a tumultuous turn with closer Zach Britton on the mound.

Fewer situations could have made manager Buck Showalter feel more confident than handing a one-run lead to Britton, whose American League-record 60-game save streak gave the Orioles a sense of security that the closer could wriggle his way out of any mess. Instead, the Orioles walked off the field 3-2 losers after shortstop Richard Ureña hit a game-winning RBI single over Britton’s head and into center field to send the Orioles to their sixth...

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