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Jim Johnson gets the first two outs of the ninth inning and then comes apart, giving up a ground ball single to Matt LaPorte and a two-run homer to No. 9 hitter Andy Marte. That kind of thing happens once in awhile, of course, but it has a much better chance of happening when you fall behind 3-0 to the last guy in the lineup and have to challenge him because you don't want the tying run moving up with Grady Sizemore on deck.

Painful collapses have become a habit for the Orioles, and this one was another illustration of something that's been obvious for months. These guys just don't know how to win, because none of them ever have.

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Of course, you can also back up an inning and replay a couple of at-bats in which Danys Baez looked unhittable until he had two strikes on the Indians hitter, then -- inexplicably -- split the middle of the plate belt-high to give up an important run.

This is hard to watch.

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