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Unable to control sinker, Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez fails to build on best start of season

Unable to control sinker, Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez fails to build on best start of season

Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez entered Thursday’s start against the Detroit Tigers coming off his best outing of the season, one in the which he went eight strong innings by relying on his sinking fastball.

But when Jimenez took the mound against the Detroit Tigers, he quickly realized that he didn’t have his bread-and-butter pitch. From then on, Jimenez was in a battle with his control but stayed true to his best pitch – for better or worse.

The results were a mixed bag – definitely nothing comparable to his last outing, when he allowed just two runs while scattering nine hits. But Jimenez survived an outing in which he struggled for the feel of...

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