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Kevin Gausman shows big-time potential as Orioles beat Athletics, 6-3
Kevin Gausman shows big-time potential as Orioles beat Athletics, 6-3

The Orioles were forced to call on pitching prospect Kevin Gausman for a spot start Saturday night against the Oakland Athletics because of an injury to their rotation. With his honeymoon of hype over, all the hoopla that accompanied the 23-year-old's previous starts was gone. This was about filling a need. Gausman responded by providing the Orioles with the best start of his major league career and an encouraging glimpse of the flame-throwing right-hander's immense potential. Gausman held an A's team with the American League's best record to just one run over a career-high seven innings in a 6-3 victory. The Orioles hit two homers, including David Lough's...

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