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Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman focusing on trusting his slider this spring
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman focusing on trusting his slider this spring

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman threw three strong innings against a Pirates “B” squad on Sunday morning in front of less than two dozen scouts and members of the news media. Despite the lack of fanfare, Gausman had a productive outing. He allowed one run on three hits over three innings, at one point retired eight straight batters against a Pirates lineup that included regulars Pedro Alvarez and Gregory Polanco. “I felt like I had command of every one of my pitches,” Gausman said. “That’s the biggest thing right now. Also, it was my first time going three innings. It was pretty hot out there too for how early it was. That was the biggest thing I...

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