Michael Bourn

Orioles notes: Mike Wright preserves bullpen with back-to-back outings

Orioles notes: Mike Wright preserves bullpen with back-to-back outings

Right-hander Mike Wright provided length in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Boston Red Sox by pitching for a second straight night, throwing 1 2/3 innings. But Orioles manager Buck Showalter said using Wright has less to do with seeing how he could handle work on back-to-back days and more with preserving the bullpen for the remainder of the series.

"It's a byproduct of a need and physically he was fine. He felt better yesterday," Showalter said. "If he wasn't able to do that job, we might have had to flip him out. It sure beats the alternative."

Wright threw 17 pitches in one inning Wednesday, and had a 26-pitch...

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