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Orioles observations on Monday's nightmare inning, the O's offensive struggles and the wild-card race

Orioles observations on Monday's nightmare inning, the O's offensive struggles and the wild-card race

As Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez retraced the Royals’ seven-run sixth inning in Monday night’s 8-3 loss at Kauffman Stadium, one pitch stood out. He didn’t regret the 0-1 sinker that Mike Moustakas hit over the right-field fence for a two-run homer that tied the game. The one pitch he really wanted back was an 0-2 four-seam fastball to Omar Infante that caught too much of the plate. Jimenez said he wanted to go up and in to Infante. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said catcher Matt Wieters called for a split-finger fastball. Either way, Jimenez missed his spot badly. Infante tripled into Kauffman Stadium’s vast left-center field gap, then scored on a wild...

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