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Luis Valbuena

Orioles' Trey Mancini finding his swing, but frustrated by costly fly-ball flub

Orioles' Trey Mancini finding his swing, but frustrated by costly fly-ball flub

Trey Mancini showed signs of breaking out offensively with his first three-hit game since May 10, but after the Orioles’ 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, all the left fielder wanted back was a misplay that fueled a three-run sixth inning.

Mancini lost a fly ball off the bat of Luis Valbuena in the twilight with a runner on second and no outs in the sixth, letting it drop to put two runners in scoring position. The Angels would go on to score three runs in the inning against rookie right-hander David Hess.

“I saw it when it made contact and when it went into the stands and then once it hit the sky, [I lost it],” Mancini said. “There’s always a couple-minute span...

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