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Orioles recap: Kevin Gausman is 'that guy' in Birds' playoff-clinching win vs. Yankees

Orioles recap: Kevin Gausman is 'that guy' in Birds' playoff-clinching win vs. Yankees

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman was ready for his shining moment Sunday, and there wasn’t a better place for it than Yankee Stadium.

For at least two weeks, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had scripted out his starting rotation to have Gausman pitch Sunday’s regular-season finale against the New York Yankees. If the game had any sort of postseason ramifications, he wanted Gausman, who has had remarkable success against the Yankees over his career, to have the ball in his right hand.

Gausman did his part to pitch the Orioles into the American League wild-card game, holding the Yankees to two runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings in the Orioles’ 5-2 win....

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