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Orioles rookie Tanner Scott gains confidence from strong relief outing

Orioles rookie Tanner Scott gains confidence from strong relief outing

It’s just six weeks into the season, and Orioles reliever Tanner Scott has already seen his share of the Triple-A Norfolk shuttle. He’s been called up from the minors three times – most recently Wednesday. His previous two trips were short, but if the hard-throwing left-hander continues to pitch as he did in Thursday’s 11-6 win over the Kansas City Royals, he will make it hard for the team to send him down again.

Scott had his most dominant performance as a major leaguer Thursday, retiring six of seven batters he faced over two scoreless innings, with four of his six outs coming by strikeout.

Not bad for a 23-year-old making his sixth major league appearance.

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