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Orioles' Kevin Gausman makes strides in loss to Indians, but wishes he had three pitches back

Orioles' Kevin Gausman makes strides in loss to Indians, but wishes he had three pitches back

Kevin Gausman opened the fifth inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians with his most dominating sequence of the night, another glimpse of how special Gausman can be when everything is working for him -- something that's become far too irregular this season.

Gausman had pitched four shutout innings to this point, grinding his way through a two-on, no-out jam in the previous inning to keep Cleveland scoreless before opening the fifth facing left fielder Austin Jackson.

Gausman dotted a 93-mph four-seam fastball down for a called strike, threw a splitter near the same spot that Jackson fouled off, then finished a three-pitch strikeout with a slider down and away...

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