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Orioles stunned by Rays' seven-run sixth inning in Sunday's series finale
Orioles stunned by Rays' seven-run sixth inning in Sunday's series finale

The Orioles bullpen went into the sixth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays having allowed just one run over its past 30 innings. But a struggling Tampa Bay Rays offense came to life with a seven-run sixth inning -- all of the runs coming against the Orioles bullpen -- as 11 batters went to the plate. Six of the runs were scored with two outs in the inning off relievers Evan Meek and Brian Matusz. The Orioles entered the inning leading, 4-3, but No. 9 hitter Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo homer to right field off Meek with one out to tie the game. The Rays then quickly took the lead when Ben Zobrist doubled and was driven in by Matt Joyce’s RBI...

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