It could have been one of the more uplifting games of the Orioles' disappointing season, a stirring effort by a makeshift lineup and a patched-together bullpen.
Instead, Saturday's 5-4, ninth-inning meltdown loss to the Toronto Blue Jays was just another one that got away in a year of innumerable missed opportunities.
This one ended with another implosion by closer Kevin Gregg, who blew his seventh save in 27 chances and third in his past six opportunities.
"The guys did an outstanding job. The whole team put together a great effort today. Unfortunately, I spoiled it at the end," said Gregg, who allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth on two singles, a...