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Bud Norris allows four runs in spring debut as Orioles fall to Red Sox, 7-6

Bud Norris allows four runs in spring debut as Orioles fall to Red Sox, 7-6

Right-hander Bud Norris was roughed up for four runs in one inning of work in his spring debut Saturday afternoon as the Orioles lost to a Boston Red Sox split-squad team, 7-6, in an exhibition game at Ed Smith Stadium before an announced sellout crowd of 8,526. Norris allowed five of the first six Boston batters he faced to reach base, capped by Blake Swihart’s three-run homer. His spot in the starting rotation secured after a 15-win season in 2014, Norris said he wanted to work on locating his fastball on both sides of the plate, as well as his changeup. “I’ve come a long ways in my career to get to that point, but sitting down and talking to [pitching coach Dave]...

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