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Second-half surge for Orioles' Kevin Gausman again brings hope for improvement in 2018

Second-half surge for Orioles' Kevin Gausman again brings hope for improvement in 2018

Kevin Gausman took his lumps in the first half of what was a frustrating season for him, one that he entered with sky-high expectations and left with more questions than answers.

He spent the first two-plus months contributing to the most frustrating rotation in baseball. But what he did to fix that could breed the same kind of confidence in him that his second half of 2016 brought this year.

Gausman's mechanical tweak in mid-June, noted here in September, paid clear dividends. Gausman, 26, squared himself more to the plate to keep his cross-fire...

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