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Three-run fifth is difference in Orioles' 5-3 loss to Yankees

Three-run fifth is difference in Orioles' 5-3 loss to Yankees

Orioles manager Buck Showalter is a big picture kind of guy, taking pride in the fact he won’t jeopardize the health of his pitching staff just to try and win one game. Basically, that was his thinking Sunday afternoon in a 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees, which snapped the Orioles’ season-high, six-game winning streak, pushed them back to .500 and cost them a chance to accomplish something they hadn’t done in 45 years. Instead of sweeping the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox in consecutive series for the first time since 1970, the Orioles (31-31) had to settle for winning two out of three against the Yankees (34-28), who are tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for first...

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