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Despite quality start and immaculate inning, Orioles' Kevin Gausman loses to Indians, 2-1

Despite quality start and immaculate inning, Orioles' Kevin Gausman loses to Indians, 2-1

Kevin Gausman's seventh inning was immaculate: nine pitches, nine strikes and three strikeouts. The rest of his day featured all of two mistakes — one small, and one long — which proved to be more than the Orioles’ barren bats could overcome in a 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards on Monday night that marked their third straight defeat and ninth in 10 games.

The feat he accomplished in that seventh inning is as uncommon as the game holds. Only 85 pitchers have achieved it in major league history, and it came en route to eight innings of two-run ball.

The accompanying fate — a sixth loss of this 23-game season for the Orioles when they get a quality start — is...

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