Nolan Arenado

Orioles erase late deficit only to lose, 8-7, on Rockies' walk-off sacrifice fly in ninth

Orioles erase late deficit only to lose, 8-7, on Rockies' walk-off sacrifice fly in ninth

The reprieve for the Orioles' top relievers like Mychal Givens and Paul Fry, tasked recently with protecting so many tenuous leads and until recently doing the job quite well, lasted all of one day.

It’s only clear now, after a combined three walks issued by Givens and Fry led to the Colorado Rockies’ 8-7 walk-off victory Sunday at Coors Field, erasing the Orioles’ furious comeback, that it was as much a break for them as from them.

Givens, who was the sixth pitcher the Orioles used to cover 3 1/3 innings of relief after David Hess exited in the sixth, walked home the tying run before allowing a walk-off sacrifice fly to catcher Tony Wolters. The Orioles bullpen has blown five...

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