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Kevin Gausman pitches gem, but Orioles lose 5-2 to Tigers on eighth-inning grand slam

Kevin Gausman pitches gem, but Orioles lose 5-2 to Tigers on eighth-inning grand slam

Orioles reliever Mychal Givens went over a month without allowing a run before a grand slam by Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton in the eighth inning turned a one-run Orioles lead into a 5-2 loss Friday night at Camden Yards.

The Orioles dropped their second straight game to fall to 53-56.

The first two batters Givens (7-1) faced — catcher James McCann and shortstop José Iglesias — sliced singles to right field, and after Givens walked right fielder Jim Adduci with one out, Upton hit the first pitch he saw out to left field.

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