Baltimore Orioles Daily: Birds offense sputters as Red Sox complete sweep

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Yefry Ramirez showed potential in his MLB debut, but it wasn’t enough for the Baltimore Orioles to avoid their seventh straight loss.

Another day, another loss for the Baltimore Orioles. The Birds got their only run in yesterday’s game on a seventh-inning double by Jace Peterson, falling to the Red Sox 5-1.

Starter Yefry Ramirez fanned six batters in his MLB debut, but his inexperience led him to surrender three runs in less than five innings of work. Lefty reliever Richard Bleier left the game with a lat injury to cap an abysmal series for the O’s, who have lost seven straight.

With the Miami Marlins next on the schedule, the Birds have a good chance to halt that streak at home, but then again, the Marlins just swept the Giants, who have been hovering around .500 all season. The series is set to start on Friday at 7:05 p.m. ET. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.

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