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Loss 1: April 9, 2017, vs. New York Yankees (4-1)
The Orioles were leading this game after five, after a wild Wade Miley got through five innings allowing only one hit, despite seven walks.
Then, Tyler Wilson allowed a two-run triple to make it a 3-2 game, Orioles still ahead.
Aaron Judge homered in the 8th inning to tie the game at 3, and then Darren O’Day struggled in the 9th to make it a 7-3 Orioles loss.
The Orioles were ahead in the eighth, and only an uncharacteristic breakdown by two of the main pieces of their bullpen led to the loss. The Orioles also committed two errors in this game, with two of the runs in ninth scoring on one of the errors.