BALTIMORE — About 45 minutes after he threw his final pitch, Aroldis Chapman was still in his uniform, sitting in front of his locker going over that pitch. A slider high was called for a ball to walk in the winning run as the Orioles beat the Yankees 2-1 in 11 innings at Camden Yards Friday night.
Chapman had gone through a rough 48 hours. The Yankees’ closer walked the bases loaded Thursday night, but the Yankees survived. Friday, he came in to clean up with the bases loaded and the Bombers’ lost on a slider that was centimeters too high.
But that’s how it goes when you are living on the thin margins of an inconsistent offense. Without run support — this is the fifth out of eight games the Yankees have decided by two runs or less — the bullpen has been walking a…
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