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Ubaldo Jimenez pitches five scoreless innings in 9-2 win over Pirates

Ubaldo Jimenez pitches five scoreless innings in 9-2 win over Pirates

Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez said he learned last season how walks can damage not only his morale, but that of his teammates. For most of last season, Jimenez led the American League in walks. He often labored through his starts as he battled control through a frustrating season in which he lost his rotation spot. As Jimenez attempts to rebound this spring, regaining that spot is not a given. The Orioles have six starters competing for five spots, but Jimenez — who is in the second year of a club-record four-year, $50million contract — made his best case yet in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Jimenez pitched five shutout innings...

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