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Orioles rally to take late lead before giving up go-ahead homer in 5-4 loss to Braves – The Denver Post

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When he played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Kevin Pillar crushed Orioles pitchers more than any other team he played regularly.

New team, same story.

Pillar, now a part-time player for Atlanta, pinch-hit against Baltimore’s Danny Coulombe, one of the club’s best relievers, in the eighth inning Saturday and gave Orioles fans déjà vu, blasting a two-run homer to propel the Braves to a 5-4 win.

“It sucks,” Coulombe said. “Put the ball in the middle of the plate, and he put a really good swing on it. What can you do? That’s baseball.”

Pillar — who entered slashing .321/.353/.515 with an .868 OPS in 360 plate appearances against the Orioles — completed the scoring in a back-and-forth game that included several lead changes, as both teams came back from down one to take…

Tribune News Service

2023-05-06 22:38:34

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