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In an 8th inning jam, here's O'Day to save the day

In an 8th inning jam, here's O'Day to save the day

The Orioles paid set-up man Darren O'Day big money to pitch in moments like this, ones where his late-inning resiliency can take the team over that fine line that separates a battle-tested victory from a heartbreaking defeat.

O'Day entered the eighth inning of the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon with little room for error as the team clung to a one-run lead with runners at second and third with no outs. He performed one of his most remarkable escape acts to preserve a win that might be looked back on months from now as a key character-building victory.

"Usually when I come in, it's a clean inning and I make it a bases-loaded...

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