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Trayce Thompson

Despite six hits by Chase Utley, Dodgers fall to Orioles, 6-4, in 14 innings

Despite six hits by Chase Utley, Dodgers fall to Orioles, 6-4, in 14 innings

Trayce Thompson took flight across the outfield grass, his 6-foot-3 frame outstretched in an attempt to extend a game that could have ended hours before. Earlier in the day, he had smashed his bat and his glove in a fit of pique at the plate. Now he sacrificed his body in the 14th inning of a five-hour game.

The sinking line drive bounced in front of Thompson as he hit the ground. The ball represented a two-run double from Baltimore second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who broke an endless deadlock by taking advantage of Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher in a 6-4 Dodgers defeat. Both clubs had flailed in vain for this moment. Only one prevailed. 

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