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Wei-Yin Chen was good, but Orioles needed better to beat Royals
Wei-Yin Chen was good, but Orioles needed better to beat Royals

Wei-Yin Chen's plan heading into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday was to keep the ball down and pitch as long he could. The Orioles starting pitcher accomplished the first goal, but, in a tense battle with the can't-go-wrong Kansas City Royals, Chen didn't get through the sixth in a 2-1 loss — his first postseason defeat in the major leagues. If it were a regular season game, Chen, who threw just 80 pitches, would have been given a longer leash. But after allowing two singles in a tied game in the sixth, Orioles manager Buck Showalter pulled the Taiwanese lefty to bring in fireballing rookie Kevin Gausman. One sacrifice fly later and the...

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