Josh Tomlin

Orioles notes: Austin Hays handed first big league start; Chance Sisco on first at-bat

Orioles notes: Austin Hays handed first big league start; Chance Sisco on first at-bat

Orioles manager Buck Showalter handed breakout prospect Austin Hays his first start in the majors on Saturday — he batted ninth and played right field in the visitors' foisted attempt to break Cleveland’s 16-game winning streak.

Though Hays, who grounded out to shortstop in his first major league at-bat coming off the bench Thursday, grounded out twice on Saturday, Showalter commended a difficult play he made on a wind-blown fly ball in right field in the third inning.

“It's early in the process,” Showalter said. “I think he's handled himself well. I'll tell you, the first fly ball he's got out there was tough. That first ball was probably a...

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