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Orioles' Gausman encouraged by more than results with three perfect innings in win over Phillies

Orioles' Gausman encouraged by more than results with three perfect innings in win over Phillies

Still sporting the scar from the collision behind home plate that cut short his spring training debut Monday, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman erased any concerns about his well-being and began in earnest a spring training he hopes will launch him to a strong start in 2018.

Gausman retired all nine batters he faced on 39 pitches, fanning five, with only one ball leaving the infield. That meant the 27-year-old right-hander left with a 1-0 lead in the Orioles’ 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field, and plenty of encouragement for the weeks ahead.

"I was throwing everything," Gausman said. "Had a really good...

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