Jed Lowrie

Gausman pitches nine scoreless innings before Orioles fall, 2-0, to Athletics on homer in 12th

Gausman pitches nine scoreless innings before Orioles fall, 2-0, to Athletics on homer in 12th

Kevin Gausman pitched nine innings of scoreless, two-hit baseball Saturday, the best outing of his major league career. The Orioles lost anyway — 2-0 in 12 innings to the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum.

In between the dominant frames from Gausman and Mychal Givens, the Orioles singled four times and doubled three times, but struck out a season-high 20 times and stranded 11 while going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

So, when Rule 5 reliever Pedro Araujo served up a one-out single to Jed Lowrie and then a two-run home run to Khris Davis in the 12th, it clinched what anyone who has much experience with these 2018 Orioles suspected might happen: they found a...

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