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Jesse Litsch

Hunter struggles as Orioles fall to Blue Jays

Hunter struggles as Orioles fall to Blue Jays

The Orioles' starter Friday night hadn't pitched in that capacity since October, when Tommy Hunter took the ball for the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of the World Series. Their starting second baseman, Cesar Izturis, hadn't appeared in a big league game in more than three months and had started just one game at that position all season. Mark Reynolds made his third start of the season at first base, and Josh Bell made his first start at third. With first baseman Chris Davis and shortstop J.J.Hardy unavailable, Orioles manager Buck Showalter's bench consisted of three players. This is what things have come to for the Orioles, who lost another game, falling to the Toronto...