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Despite tough starts, Laurel's closest MLB teams offer feel-good stories this season
Despite tough starts, Laurel's closest MLB teams offer feel-good stories this season

The first week of the Major League Baseball season didn't go so well for the two local teams, both of whom made the playoffs last year and have fans dreaming of a Beltway World Series again in 2015. The Baltimore Orioles gave up 10 runs before they could get 12 outs in their home opener on Opening Day and lost, 12-5, to the Toronto Blue Jays. Two days later, on April 12, the Orioles lost again, 10-7, to the Blue Jays — who scored 23 runs in three games and were not so kind to Baltimore starting pitchers Bud Norris and Chris Tillman. Then there are the Washington Nationals, a preseason World Series favorite according to many pundits. The Nationals lost two of their first...

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