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This is just too much. The Orioles loaded the bases to force Jon Lester out of the game with one out in the bottom of the seventh and, of course, the Orioles found a way not to score. It would be incredible if it hadn't happened so many times before.

Luke Scott came up to pinch hit against reliever Daniel Bard and popped up to very shallow center field and Corey Patterson fouled out to end the inning.

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In short, the Orioles wasted their best chance to reward Jeremy Guthrie for a terrific performance that ended when he allowed a leadoff triple and a one-out, seeing-eye single in the eighth for the second Red Sox run.

That makes 18 consecutive scoreless innings for the O's, dating back to the seventh inning of Thursday's game at Yankee Stadium.

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