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Snider tested on defense, at plate in eventful day

Misplayed ball leads to three runs, but O's right fielder gets redemption with homer
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BALTIMORE -- Travis Snider had no excuses for his misplayed ball in the third inning that led to a trio of runs and starter Chris Tillman's exit.

"That's a ball that has to be caught, especially because Chris pitched his backside off for us, gave us a chance to get out of the inning," said Snider, who tipped the ball in a leaping attempt after he took several steps in and watched Devon Travis' ball sail over his head. "That's one of those things you work and try and get better at."

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BALTIMORE -- Travis Snider had no excuses for his misplayed ball in the third inning that led to a trio of runs and starter Chris Tillman's exit.

"That's a ball that has to be caught, especially because Chris pitched his backside off for us, gave us a chance to get out of the inning," said Snider, who tipped the ball in a leaping attempt after he took several steps in and watched Devon Travis' ball sail over his head. "That's one of those things you work and try and get better at."

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Video: TOR@BAL: Snider's fielding error clears the bases

That wasn't the only big play in which Snider was involved in Sunday's 10-7 loss to Toronto.

"He hit a three-run homer that got us back in the ballgame," manager Buck Showalter said of Snider's fifth-inning blast off Drew Hutchison. "He made a play [in the eighth] where the wind blew the ball back in that a lot of guys may not have made. Travis is considered a good outfielder, and today he got a tough read on one ball.

Video: TOR@BAL: Snider recovers in time to make diving play

"He's already made two or three plays. He actually won a game for us defensively in Tampa just about, so just one of those things. He's a good outfielder."

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli.

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