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Kevin Gausman gave the Orioles exactly what they needed -- a deep start

Kevin Gausman gave the Orioles exactly what they needed -- a deep start

Despite the way Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman labored throughout the afternoon Sunday – constantly going deep into counts – his performance against the New York Yankees was exactly what the floundering Orioles starting rotation needed.

It wasn’t pretty at times, but it was effective, and Gausman’s six-inning, one-run outing in the Orioles’ 3-1 win over the Yankees was the team’s first quality start in six games. After a rocky turn through the rotation, Gausman served as the stopper.

Each member of the rotation took his turn struggling, posting a collective 10.06 ERA over that time. In the five games leading up to Sunday,...

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