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Orioles deny being caught off guard by Tampa Bay's late starting pitcher change in shutout loss

Orioles deny being caught off guard by Tampa Bay's late starting pitcher change in shutout loss

Buck Showalter didn’t give validity to the notion that the Tampa Bay Rays’ 11th-hour starting pitcher switch just before the first pitch of Tuesday night’s game caught the Orioles off guard in their 2-0 loss at Camden Yards.

Showalter said he received a call from Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash roughly 20 minutes before game time informing him that right-hander Erasmo Ramirez was being scratched in favor of rookie right-hander Austin Pruitt, who would make his first major league start.

The Orioles manager said his team – which was shut out for the first time this season – was prepared for Pruitt.

“We go over all of them in the advance...

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