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Orioles overcoming obstacles

Despite injuries, nothing seems to keep the Orioles from coming back to win

Originally Published: September 4, 2012
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- When Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis took a CC Sabathia fastball off the hand Saturday night, the sting reverberated well beyond the pain in his broken left thumb.

The Orioles will miss Markakis in the leadoff spot because he was so darned proficient at the role this season. They also feel a shared sense of regret for him because he has played so many meaningless September games at Camden Yards since he arrived in Baltimore in 2006. If there were any justice, ...

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