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Orioles offense awakens at right moment to beat Diamondbacks, keep pace in playoff race

Orioles offense awakens at right moment to beat Diamondbacks, keep pace in playoff race

The Orioles were running out of excuses, and running out of time. If anyone was going to save their playoff chances, and reverse a slide as sudden as it was stupefying, they had to do it themselves. 

It’s hard to say that the most powerful team in baseball hitting three home runs late to avoid defeat is improbable, but it was. The Orioles were dead for most of eight innings Friday, and then tied entering the 12th when right fielder Mark Trumbo’s 44th home run of the season gave them a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Before designated hitter Pedro Alvarez and catcher Matt Wieters homered in the eighth and ninth innings to erase a 2-0 deficit, the...

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