Charlie Culberson

Orioles' David Hess struggles to put Braves away as 7-3 loss denies sweep

Orioles' David Hess struggles to put Braves away as 7-3 loss denies sweep

Orioles rookie right-hander David Hess, with eight major league starts now behind him, is far beyond his "Welcome to the Show" moment. He got it in his first major league inning when he allowed a home run to the third batter he faced.

Now, it's about staying here, and the moment that illustrated just how tough that can be to do came in the third inning of a 7-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday that denied the Orioles (23-53) a series sweep at SunTrust Park and consigned them to 3-3 on their travels, still their first non-losing road trip of the season.

With one on and one out and the Braves ahead, veteran outfielder Nick Markakis worked Hess for a nine-pitch...

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