Nick Hundley

Orioles' Miley sharp again with Joseph behind the plate

Orioles' Miley sharp again with Joseph behind the plate

Orioles manager Buck Showalter insisted Thursday that pairing catcher Caleb Joseph with left-hander Wade Miley for the third time to start this season was done mostly by coincidence, but there’s no question the pairing is paying off.

Miley recorded the longest outing by an Orioles starter in this young season, holding the Reds to one run over eight innings in the team’s 10-inning, 2-1 interleague series finale win against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

Miley allowed just two hits and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts.

With Joseph behind the plate in Miley’s first three starts this season, Miley has a 1.89 ERA, allowing four runs over 19 innings, and held...

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