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Orioles open West Coast swing with 3-2 loss to Athletics, extending losing streak to six

Orioles open West Coast swing with 3-2 loss to Athletics, extending losing streak to six

The Orioles were hoping that a change of scenery would help them pull out of another long losing streak, but even a change of strategy at the spacious Oakland Coliseum did not do the trick.

They played small ball and scored two runs on sacrifice bunts in the second inning, but the offense fizzled after that and the Athletics took advantage of some sloppy defense to score a 3-2 victory and send the Orioles to their sixth straight defeat.

Oakland starting pitcher Mike Fiers, who was not charged with an earned run during that early O’s rally because the A’s played some ugly defense of their own, didn’t leave anything to chance after that. He retired 17 batters in a row from the...

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