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For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations

For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations

Everything about the scene at Yankee Stadium reinforces the idea that the resident team is supposed to win — not just most of the time, but every night and, especially, every night in October.

It's more than the 27 World Series flags on the facing of the second deck or the monuments to Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio in center field. The assumption lies in the fiber of every conversation between fans, every pre-game question posed to Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

So when the Orioles, in their first postseason since 1997, arrived for the third game of the American League Division Series on Wednesday, they seemed to delight in playing the role of unexpected houseguests. They...

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