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Orioles return home with 3-1 loss to Rays

Orioles return home with 3-1 loss to Rays

Orioles left hander Wei-Yin Chen's one critical mistake on Tuesday night came against the most unlikeliest of hitters.

Chen held most of the Tampa Bay Rays lineup in check. The Rays didn't get their first hit off the Orioles starter until two outs in the fourth inning, and they had just two baserunners through the first four frames.

But the Rays had their answer in light-hitting No. 9 hitter Brooks Conrad, a waiver claim a month ago, who had just two hits in his last 27 at-bats and was making his first start in 10 games.

Chen hung Conrad a 1-2 fastball with two outs in the fifth -- the one pitch he wish he had back Tuesday night -- a ball that Conrad took over the...