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Four-pitch walk by Yovani Gallardo to start seventh spoils outing, spells disaster for Orioles

Four-pitch walk by Yovani Gallardo to start seventh spoils outing, spells disaster for Orioles

In a start when Orioles starter Yovani Gallardo battled deep counts and deeper flyouts to post six innings of two-run ball, he knew exactly where to look when wondering where it all went wrong.

When he took the mound to start the seventh inning, Gallardo issued a four-pitch walk to the Rangers’ No. 9 hitter, catcher Brett Nicholas, who only made his major league debut Monday.

That leadoff walk set off an inning in which the Orioles’ home run-powered lead disintegrated into an 8-4 loss, and prompted plenty of questions about how it went down.

Gallardo said to start with that walk.

“I felt fine,” he said. “I was throwing the...

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