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Orioles' Dylan Bundy bounces back, but despite being better, he's bested by Twins

Orioles' Dylan Bundy bounces back, but despite being better, he's bested by Twins

The most important admirers that Dylan Bundy has won over are the fielders behind him, who know from his strong start to the season that the budding Orioles right-hander will work quickly, throw strikes and allow them to make plays behind him.

A big part of the 24-year-old’s evolution this season has been the former fireballer’s tactical way of pitching. When he’s nearing trouble, he’s found a way to get out of it, and he’s done that by not being afraid of drawing contact.

And going against one of the game’s top pitchers this season on Tuesday night in Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana, Bundy knew he’d have to limit the damage.

He did his part in the Orioles’...

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