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Last-place Orioles fire manager Dave Trembley

BALTIMORE (AP) — Desperate to rejuvenate a team drained by losing, the Baltimore Orioles fired manager Dave Trembley on Friday.The Orioles (15-39) owned the worst record in the major leagues entering Friday night's game against Boston. They had lost eight straight and were coming off an 0-6 road trip in which they were outscored 34-8 in Toronto and at Yankee Stadium.Third base coach Juan Samuel was appointed interim manager by president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. The Orioles' first game under Samuel was hauntingly similar to many that preceded his promotion — the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 11-0."What you're hoping to accomplish when you make a change like this is, you're hoping to ignite a spark, give everybody a clean slate," MacPhail said. "Sort of get out of that drumbeat of what's going to happen day-to-day."After getting off to a 2-16 start — second-worst in franchise history — the Orioles appear to be staggering toward a 13th consecutive losing season."The results...

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