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Observations following the Orioles' 8-5 win over the Royals

Observations following the Orioles' 8-5 win over the Royals

The Orioles usually only have advance meetings before the first game of a series, where they go over scouting reports for their upcoming opponents. But before facing Kansas City Royals starter Johnny Cueto on Wednesday night, the club held an advance meeting dedicated to solving the quirky right-hander. The preparation paid off, as the Orioles hit three two-run homers off Cueto, scoring six runs on eight hits over five innings against him in a much-needed 8-5 win over the Royals, halting their season-worst six-game losing streak. Cueto offers a lot to prepare for. He throws hitters off balance in a number of ways. He has a quick-pitch delivery that varies greatly...

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