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Jim Johnson blows fifth save of the season, Indians beat Orioles 4-3

Jim Johnson blows fifth save of the season, Indians beat Orioles 4-3

Orioles closer Jim Johnson hadn't blown a save in exactly a month, had converted 12 consecutive save opportunities and had allowed just one run in his previous 14 outings before he took the ball with a one-run lead in the ninth Wednesday.

His rough stretch in May seemed to be becoming a distant memory.

All that goodwill, though, disappeared quickly on Wednesday night when Johnson started the ninth with a four-pitch walk, allowed a double on his fifth pitch and then allowed successive RBI groundouts in a 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians that spoiled a potential Orioles' comeback and a strong outing by starter Jason Hammel.

“I came real close to keeping it tied. But...

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