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Danny Valencia doubles and homers after late-night call to Baltimore

Danny Valencia doubles and homers after late-night call to Baltimore

After sending Steve Johnson to Triple-A on Saturday night so he could build up his innings in the Tides’ rotation, the Orioles still had an open roster spot with Brian Roberts on the three-day paternity list. So they recalled infielder Danny Valencia from Norfolk and immediately inserted him into Sunday’s lineup as the designated hitter. Valencia hadn’t had a big league hit since June 16 and was in a 0-for-22 skid as an Oriole heading into Sunday. He grounded out in his first at-bat against the Seattle Mariners’ Joe Saunders but snapped his hitless streak with a double in the fourth. He then homered in the sixth — his fifth as an Oriole —- a two-run shot...

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