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Orioles drop season-high ninth straight, 5-4 to Marlins

Orioles drop season-high ninth straight, 5-4 to Marlins

If progress for the Orioles offense comes in the form of a string of two-out singles, then so be it. That might speak more to the depths of frustration a beleaguered batting order is experiencing more than anything. It served as a sign of life Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to break this floundering team out of its season-long losing streak.

When the hole is dug this deep, results are all that matters. And manager Buck Showalter realizes that pointing to the light at the end of the tunnel won’t sit well with the Orioles reaching their 50th loss in their 69th game of the season after their 5-4 loss to the lowly Miami Marlins, a defeat that was their ninth straight and their...

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