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Orioles finding themselves fortunate by missing opposing aces of late

Orioles finding themselves fortunate by missing opposing aces of late

Sometimes you need a little luck to make the postseason. And as the Orioles battle for a playoff spot with the final third of the season getting under way, it seems they have developed a knack for missing opposing teams' aces. It started July 30 when the Detroit Tigers shipped left-handed ace David Price and his then-2.53 ERA to the Toronto Blue Jays. It meant the Orioles wouldn't have to face Price that Sunday at Camden Yards. But top prospect Daniel Norris, who came over in the deal, pitched a one-run gem in his place. Nonetheless, since that Detroit series and through the Orioles' four-game against the Oakland Athletics from Aug. 14-17, they either have already missed...

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