Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99 for 4 weeks.


Justin Verlander
Kevin Gausman shows he's 'a weapon' in the bullpen
Kevin Gausman shows he's 'a weapon' in the bullpen

As he transitioned back into a relief role for the American League Division Series, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman said he was ready for whatever role manager Buck Showalter had in store for him. Gausman was called to make his postseason debut in Friday afternoon's ALDS Game 2 with a critical task: Halt a Detroit Tigers offensive onslaught. After left-hander Wei-Yin Chen allowed five runs in the fourth inning, the 23-year-old Gausman entered with a runner on second base and two outs, then struck out Ian Kinsler swinging on a 98 mph fastball.. The Tigers took a 5-3 lead in the inning, but Gausman prevented further damage and provided the perfect bridge to the late innings,...