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Orioles' situational struggles continue as they slip below .500 with 7-3 loss to Tigers

Orioles' situational struggles continue as they slip below .500 with 7-3 loss to Tigers

Before Friday's 7-3 defeat to the Detroit Tigers to open the second half in a similar manner that they closed the first, the Orioles discussed during a pregame meeting their recent struggles with runners in scoring position. Despite those failings, Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his staff stressed that the offense had done well in those situations previously this season – a .290 mark, which was fourth in the majors and second in the American League – and that they would again. The problem, Showalter concluded, was that the Orioles were 29th in the majors in at-bats with runners in scoring position, and that needed to change. Well, before an announced crowd...

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