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Mike Maroth

Second-half begins on similar note

Second-half begins on similar note

Other than All-Star catcher Matt Wieters, the Orioles enjoyed three glorious days away from baseball. They took quick vacations, spent time with family and friends, and frequented malls, restaurants and water parks. But they could delay the inevitable for only so long before the reality of what has become of this baseball season took hold. That cold reminder came just five pitches into the Orioles' second half when Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera launched Jeremy Guthrie's pitch deep onto the flag court for a solo home run. The Orioles' post-All-Star-break schedule began much like the first half ended, with an early deficit turning into an 8-4 loss to...