Grapefruit League

Orioles fall behind early, move closer to club record for losses by dropping 10-5 decision to Rays

Orioles fall behind early, move closer to club record for losses by dropping 10-5 decision to Rays

Fielding a starting lineup more suitable for a Grapefruit League trip than a late-season major league game at Tropicana Field, the Orioles’ meeting with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night was also more reminiscent of early March than the second week of September.

One day after reaching the 100-loss mark, the Orioles dropped a 10-5 decision that ensured they will lose all three series on their nine-game road trip to face the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners and Rays. Entering Sunday’s series finale, the Orioles have lost seven of eight on the trip.

In their first two games of this weekend’s series at Tampa Bay, the Orioles have been outscored, 24-7. Orioles hitters have...

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