Danny Salazar

Orioles' struggles at Indians exposing significant case of pitching envy vs. AL's top staff

Orioles' struggles at Indians exposing significant case of pitching envy vs. AL's top staff

An unmistakable sense of pitching envy has washed over the Orioles this weekend in Cleveland as the two teams heading in distinctly different directions — the Indians streaking to 17 straight wins and the visitors falling back to .500 after a 13-day flirtation with winning baseball.

There's no bigger separator between the two teams — one of which is streaking toward one of the five American League playoff spots and the other trying to just claw its way to earning one — than their starting pitching.

On two straight days, after their 5-0 and 4-2 losses, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been so complimentary of the pitching that Cleveland has...

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