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George Sherrill gave up a game-tying homer to Miguel Olivo in the ninth inning with two outs and an 0-2 count.

Then he vented.

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After striking out Billy Butler to end the inning, Sherrill tossed the gum out of his mouth as he marched to the dugout. Before heading down the steps, he fired his glove into the first row of seats.

A few seconds later, a plastic bucket filled with pieces of chewing gum went flying onto the field. We can only assume Sherrill did the honors.

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Luke Scott and the Orioles' bat boy picked up the gum that had scattered in the grass.

Sherrill is better off loading the bases first. Retiring the first two batters isn't working for him.

THe game never should have been this close. Dennis Sarfate balked in a run when he dropped the ball. And Ramon Hernandez grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in the eighth, when the Orioles had a chance to pad their lead.

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