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Orioles can't complete sweep of Rays

Orioles can't complete sweep of Rays

The Orioles had a chance to earn their first three-game sweep of the Rays at Camden Yards since 2007 on Sunday afternoon. But more importantly, they could have gone up three games on division rival Tampa Bay — a monumental accomplishment considering the Rays came to Baltimore on Friday tied with the Orioles atop the American League East standings.

The Orioles’ Opening Day starter, right-hander Jake Arrieta, saw it as an opportunity to seize. But after his shortest start in nearly a year, the 26-year-old admitted he went to the mound Sunday trying to do too much.

Baltimore rallied from a six-run, fourth-inning deficit to bring the winning run to second base in the ninth inning,...