Wade Miley

Miley digs too deep of a hole, allowing five runs in second inning in Orioles' 5-4 loss to Rays

Miley digs too deep of a hole, allowing five runs in second inning in Orioles' 5-4 loss to Rays

It took just one inning to stifle the Orioles’ building momentum on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

The Orioles could take many moral victories out of a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays – but now, as wins and losses matter most with Monday's nonwaiver trade deadline looming and the Orioles in fight-or-flight limbo – they meant little in the grand scheme of things.

Left-hander Wade Miley went six innings but allowed five runs in a 26-pitch second inning, sending the Orioles into another early-inning deficit they couldn’t entirely recover from.

The Orioles (48-52) entered the night winners of six of eight, but after Tuesday’s loss are now 4½ games back of the second...

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