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In Orioles’ 65th game, manager Brandon Hyde reuses lineup for first time

In Orioles’ 65th game, manager Brandon Hyde reuses lineup for first time

Through 64 games, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde wrote 64 different lineups. For at least a day, he seemed to find one he likes.

The Orioles’ batting order for Sunday’s finale at the Houston Astros, a 4-0 loss, was the same one Hyde used for Saturday’s 4-1 victory. With the Astros again sending a left-hander to the mound, this time in former Oriole Wade Miley, Hyde decided to run it back with the same nine, in the same order, at the same positions. He was the last manager in baseball to repeat a batting order, saying it wasn’t intentional and he learned of the oddity last week. Hyde added that he didn’t aspire to go 162-for-162.

“That was definitely not my goal,” Hyde said....

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