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Orioles have 14 losses in a row

Orioles have 14 losses in a row

Rob Refsnyder bounced back from hitting the fence in center field and scored the lead run in the 10th off a wild pitch as the Minnesota Twins delivered their 14th straight loss to the Baltimore Orioles by winning Monday night. 3-2.

The Orioles tied the second-longest losing streak in team history – they also lost 14 in a row in 1954, the season when the club moved from St. Louis to Baltimore. The worst losing streak came in 1988, when they lost their first 21 games of the year.

This is the worst streak in the majors since the Astros hit 15 setbacks in 2013.

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The Twins have outscored Baltimore 16 times in a row and are one win from Minnesota’s record against any team. The Twins beat Boston 17 consecutive times in 1965-66.

Refsnyder hit the cushioned wall, chasing Ryan Mountcastle’s home run in the fifth inning. Refsnyder was hit hard, but stayed in the game.

The game was tied 1-1 when Refsnyder started the 10th as the automatic runner at second. He reached third on a groundout from Kyle Garlick and scored easily by diving after Adam Plutko’s wild pitch (1-2).

Jorge Polanco followed with a home run on the board in right field.

The Orioles have lost 21 of their last 23 games and are the worst in the league at 17-37.

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After Taylor Rogers (1-2) contained the Orioles in the ninth, DJ Stewart drove in a run with a single off Hansel Robles while playing extras. After Stewart advanced to third base with a wild pitch, Robles ended the threat and scored his fourth save with two strikeouts and a fly ball.

For the Twins, the Dominicans Polanco 5-1 with a run scored and two RBIs, Nelson Cruz 4-0, Miguel Sanó 4-0.

For the Orioles, Venezuelan Anthony Santander 4-1. Dominican Maikel Franco 4-0 with a run scored. AP (HN)

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