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Orioles see another late lead vanish in 5-4 loss to Rays

Orioles see another late lead vanish in 5-4 loss to Rays

The Orioles carried leads into the bottom of the seventh inning for three straight nights this week at Tropicana Field, but return home from their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays with just one win.

The club’s growing pains are obvious: A patchwork batting order, a struggling defense and a bullpen in flux. All of that was clear in the Orioles’ series against the Rays.

On Thursday night, the new-look bullpen took the loss, 5-4, and the Orioles ended their nine-game road trip to face the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Rays with a 3-6 record.

“There will be some really good feelings about what could be and what’s going to be, and there’ll be some times...

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