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David Hess, Trey Mancini help Orioles end eight-game skid with 7-0 win over Blue Jays

David Hess, Trey Mancini help Orioles end eight-game skid with 7-0 win over Blue Jays

In explaining his recent run of success, Orioles rookie David Hess points to the night earlier this month when he was challenged by pitching coach Roger McDowell after a rocky outing in Texas. That’s when McDowell told Hess he was better than he was showing, and it was time for him to have faith in his stuff and perform better.

Now, after the Orioles’ 7-0 win Monday night over the Toronto Blue Jays, Hess has recorded three straight quality starts. He held Toronto scoreless for six innings Monday at Camden Yards, and he held the same Blue Jays to one run over seven innings last Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

“I think more than anything, it’s kind of simplifying the game, and...

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