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Orioles load the bases in the ninth, can't score in 1-0 loss to Royals
Orioles load the bases in the ninth, can't score in 1-0 loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the majority of this young season, the Orioles' vaunted offense — which led the major leagues in home runs last year and then added slugger Nelson Cruz this offseason — has failed to live up to its advanced billing. On Saturday, in a 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Orioles' offensive struggles nearly took a historic turn. Royals left-hander Danny Duffy retired the first 20 batters he faced and was just seven outs away from pitching the first perfect game against the Orioles in modern franchise history. Ultimately, that didn't happen. Center fielder Adam Jones smacked a single up the middle with two outs in the seventh to ruin...

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