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Gausman battered in Orioles' ugly 10-1 loss to Pirates; McCutchen has eight RBIs

Gausman battered in Orioles' ugly 10-1 loss to Pirates; McCutchen has eight RBIs

Even though Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman will have plenty to build on going into 2018 after his strong second half of the season, his start Tuesday night — likely his last in 2017 — was a reminder of the struggles that followed him constantly before the All-Star break.

Gausman’s evening ended early in an ugly 10-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of the Orioles’ two-game interleague series at PNC Park, as the right-hander lasted just four innings and allowed six runs, his most in his past 13 starts.

Gausman entered the game with a 2.26 ERA over that stretch, holding hitters to a .225 batting average. But on Tuesday, Gausman was haunted by a...

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