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Orioles rough up Ragans, survive bullpen’s near-meltdown for 9-7 win over Royals

Exhale, Orioles fans.

In an absolute roller coaster of a baseball game, the Orioles reached the highest of highs — crushing Royals ace Cole Ragans for seven runs in the second inning — before nearly plummeting to the lowest of lows, frittering away a 7-0 lead piece by piece until the Royals were a base hit away from taking the lead in the seventh. But a porous bullpen recovered long enough to get a few key outs, the offense added a couple of late insurance runs, and the O’s survived with a tense 9-7 victory.

Had it all the way.