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Jeff Nelson

Orioles shut out in 6th straight loss

Orioles shut out in 6th straight loss

BOSTON – In an energized visiting clubhouse late Friday night, an Orioles team that had lost five straight games – many in humiliating fashion – sounded as if it had gotten the wakeup call it badly needed. The players talked excitedly about Friday's benches-clearing incident, which resulted in David Ortiz and Kevin Gregg trading wild and errant punches, and vowed that it would serve as a galvanizing moment. Less than 24 hours later, they went out and looked like a lifeless bunch, getting totally dominated by a pitcher who has made a habit of getting booed off the mound in his home ballpark. John Lackey pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and exited to a standing...