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Orioles lose, 4-3, to Rays in Miguel Castro's first major league start

Orioles lose, 4-3, to Rays in Miguel Castro's first major league start

One start doesn’t equal a fair evaluation for a pitcher making his first major league start, especially given the scenario in which right-hander Miguel Castro made his starting debut, but the 22-year-old’s performance definitely wasn’t as clean as the polished relief pitching that earned him rotation consideration.

Castro, whose emergence as a multiple-inning reliever surfaced a hidden gem, lasted just three batters into the fourth inning in the Orioles’ 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, sending them to their 18th defeat in 22 games.

The Orioles (75-86) used their second-last game of the season to catch a glimpse of Castro (3-3) in a starting role. He allowed...

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