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Orioles waste chance to gain ground in playoff race, trounced 8-4 by Angels

Orioles waste chance to gain ground in playoff race, trounced 8-4 by Angels

Although they were playing 3,000 miles away from home and against an American League West opponent, the Orioles had a chance to make some serious headway in their playoff hunt beginning Friday. Win three straight against the Los Angeles Angels this weekend, and the Orioles would have claimed temporary ownership of at least one of the two AL wild cards. That won’t happen by Sunday now for the Orioles, not after Friday’s 8-4 thumping by the AL wild card-leading Angels (58-50). “Of course you want to win every game, but we lose one and we know this is a really good team,” said second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who had one of two...

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