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.
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