Joey Gallo

Kevin Gausman pitches 8 2/3 scoreless innings in Orioles' 4-0 win over Rangers

Kevin Gausman pitches 8 2/3 scoreless innings in Orioles' 4-0 win over Rangers

The Orioles used right-hander Kevin Gausman's best start of the season and the longest of his career, plus an early offensive outburst, for a well-earned 4-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night before 44,658 fans at Globe Life Park.

Gausman pitched into the ninth inning for the first time in his career and was one out away from a complete-game shutout when a two-out walk and a blooper into center field brought in closer Zach Britton. Britton recorded the game’s final out to give Gausman the sterling line of 8 2/3 scoreless innings, eight strikeouts and three walks while allowing seven hits — all singles.

There was plenty of disappointment that the two-out pop-up...

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