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The bloop that ignited an Orioles loss
The bloop that ignited an Orioles loss

One of the key plays in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays was perfectly indicative of the Orioles’ uneven season. If it had been made, the whole tenor of the game may have changed. But the club fell just short – and then the game spiraled away. With two outs and two on in the fifth of a 2-2 tie, Logan Forsythe hit a blooper to left-center that, off the bat, looked liked it would be caught. But it dropped quickly -- in front of left fielder Steve Pearce and to the right of center fielder David Lough. If it had been caught, the inning would have been over. Instead, the Rays went up, 3-2, and the next batter, Steven Souza Jr., hit a three-run homer to ruin Chris...

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