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Quiet bats and an unreliable bullpen ruin a John Means start as the Birds fall to Texas, 7-4

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in September, two crappy teams did battle at Camden Yards. The Rangers were trying to stave off their 100th loss, a threshold they haven’t crossed since 1973. The Orioles are playing for the future, with ace John Means trying to lock down a strong finish to his season and young faces like Kélvin Gutiérrez, Richie Martin and Ryan McKenna auditioning for larger roles.

Well, good news for the Rangers, who live to avoid 100 another day. For Means and the Orioles auditioners, the results were mixed.

John Means pitched well today—not his best, but OK.