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Orioles sweat through 6-1 loss to Angels

Orioles sweat through 6-1 loss to Angels

On a night that was punctuated by sweltering heat and a scorching opposing pitcher, the Orioles lost not only a game but also one of their sluggers for the rest of the season. Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana took a no-hitter into the sixth, Vernon Wells hit a ninth-inning grand slam and the Angels beat the Orioles, 6-1, for their first victory against Baltimore since August 2009. If Santana’s three-hit, one-run gem wasn’t hard enough to swallow, Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced in his post-game news conference that outfielder Luke Scott was headed back to the disabled list with persistent discomfort in his right shoulder. Scott was activated from the...