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Orioles pregame: One year, one day after Sabathia ended Markakis' season

Orioles pregame: One year, one day after Sabathia ended Markakis' season

The last time the Orioles hosted the Yankees in September at Camden Yards, Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis’ season ended when a CC Sabathia fastball broke his left thumb. That event – which robbed Markakis of playing in the postseason for the first time in his career – actually happened exactly one year and one day ago.  At the time, Markakis was hitting .335 from the leadoff spot after returning from hamate bone surgery. With one pitch, Markakis went from key contributor to spectator. Asked before Monday’s game whether he believed Sabathia intended to injure Markakis, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that a lot of left-handed pitchers have to pitch...

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