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Orioles come from ahead again

The Orioles remain in first place in the American League East, but they're going to need to show a little more killer instinct to stay there. They've lost four of their last six games and they held a three-run lead in three of those defeats, including Saturday's 4-3 loss in which the Royals scored single runs in four straight innings.

Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chendelivered another strong performance, giving up two runs over six innings, but relievers Darren O'Day and Pedro Strop each gave up a run and their would be no late-inning heroics to compensate for them.

"As good as our bullpen has been, you can't expect them to pull that weight all season,'' said first baseman Chris Davis, who homered for the second time in the series. "...As an offense, we can be a little bit better about putting runs on the board."
      They could curse the fates, since the Royals benefited from a double that rolled to a stop on the chalk line 15 feet short of third base and a pop up that fell untouched in the middle of three Orioles defenders in short left field, but they left nine runners on and did not have a hit with runners in scoring position.
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