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Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez finding right mix during second-half surge

Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez finding right mix during second-half surge

Through some lean moments in this season’s first half, right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez remained confident that he would be able to turn his year around. He’d typically pitched better in the second half, and he felt he was just a few pitches away from getting out of some dicey situations that ultimately led to big innings.

As the Orioles rotation has begun to find its footing, Jiménez has as well. And he will enter Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Seattle Mariners coming off a season-high 11 strikeouts in his last outing Friday at the Oakland Athletics. Eight of those strikeouts came in the first three innings.

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