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Orioles clinch 14th straight losing season with 6-3 loss to Rays

Orioles clinch 14th straight losing season with 6-3 loss to Rays

What had been inevitable for weeks -- if not months -- became official Saturday when the Orioles clinched another losing season with a listless defeat that typifies their 14 years of futility. A subpar start and some poor at-bats in key spots -- sound familiar? -- doomed the Orioles in a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays before an announced 14,223 at Tropicana Field. The Orioles' 82nd loss was all but secured when Alfredo Simon exited after allowing a career-high six earned runs -- all with two outs -- in just five innings. But the Orioles' offense made sure the result stood by managing only three runs against a shaky Wade Davis, who allowed five hits and four walks over 6 2/3...

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