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Beltre homers twice against Britton and Orioles struggle in the clutch against Rangers
Beltre homers twice against Britton and Orioles struggle in the clutch against Rangers

While the Orioles have scored enough runs to win the past two nights — efforts beset by shaky starting pitching — the funk that their hitters are in with men on base in back-to-back losses to the Texas Rangers might have been most frustrating. The Orioles lost their sixth game in their past eight Tuesday night, an 8-4 defeat in front of an announced 29,160 at Camden Yards. For the second straight night, the Orioles were on the verge of breaking through against a Texas starter but let early opportunities slip away. And with the loss, the Orioles continued a slide down the American League East standings. They now trail the Tampa Bay Rays by two games for second place in the...

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