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Buck Showalter explains bullpen usage in Orioles' 2-0 loss to Texas

Buck Showalter explains bullpen usage in Orioles' 2-0 loss to Texas

The Texas Rangers pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning that proved the difference Thursday, but manager Buck Showalter pointed to the inning before as a difference maker in the Orioles’ 2-0 loss. Having retired the final two batters of the seventh inning, reliever Darren O’Day retired the first two batters of the eighth before he was lifted for left-hander Brian Matusz. Matusz gave up a base hit to first baseman Mitch Moreland and walked designated hitter Prince Fielder — a pair of left-handed batters who were a combined 1-for-8 against Matusz in their careers — before right-hander Chaz Roe came in and ultimately escaped the inning...

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