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In pitchers' duel, Ubaldo Jimenez leads Orioles to 2-0 win over Reds

In pitchers' duel, Ubaldo Jimenez leads Orioles to 2-0 win over Reds

What made Ubaldo Jimenez’s outing Wednesday night against the Cincinnati Reds more impressive than just his pitching line was that, during most of it, he was essentially relying on one pitch.

Despite that, the display showed how effective Jimenez can be when he is commanding his two-seam sinking fastball down in the zone, especially against an aggressive batting order.

Jimenez delivered his best performance of this young season in the Orioles’ 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday night, recording 7 2/3 shutout innings and allowing just two hits.

“I thought his tempo, a lot of ground balls, a lot of pretty good plays made behind...

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