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Joe Saunders guides Orioles to 4-0 win over Blue Jays
Joe Saunders guides Orioles to 4-0 win over Blue Jays

For a starting pitcher coming off a poor outing, the four days leading up to his next start are the most brutal. There’s plenty of time to think, to replay the mistakes over in your mind, to overanalyze. So these past four days were rough for Orioles left-hander Joe Saunders. In his first start for his new team Wednesday, Saunders allowed seven runs — six of them earned — in a seven-run loss to the White Sox. “You think about it in your head between starts,” Saunders said. “It’s tough as a pitcher any time you have a bad start.” Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair told Saunders to keep trusting his stuff. Catcher Matt Wieters knew...

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