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NLCS-clinching game turned into big night for ex-Orioles
NLCS-clinching game turned into big night for ex-Orioles

Two former Orioles and an ex-Orioles minor leaguer figured prominently in the NLCS clinching game Thursday night. Travis Ishikawa, who played six games with the Orioles in 2013, hit the three-run home run to give the Giants a 6-3 walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning. San Francisco will open the World Series at Kansas City on Tuesday night thanks to the blast. It might not have happened if Michael Morse, who played 12 games last season for the Orioles after being acquired from the Seattle Mariners for Xavier Avery, had not homered in the eighth inning off former Oriole farmhand Pat Neshek. Morse, who hit just .103 in those 12 games with the O’s, had wrist surgery in...

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