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Orioles rookie Luis Ortiz leaves first major league start with hamstring injury

Orioles rookie Luis Ortiz leaves first major league start with hamstring injury

Rookie right-hander Luis Ortiz left without finishing the second inning after suffering a hamstring injury running to cover first base in the Orioles’ 8-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday at Camden Yards, abruptly ending his first career major league start and robbing him of the chance to make an impression on the hometown crowd for the first time.

“I felt like I was locked in and ready to go,” Ortiz said. “I felt like I was making some pitches, making some mistakes at the same time. But it was fun as it was going.

“To cut it short is not what everyone wants. It sucks, especially going down on an injury. I prepared for this day, and all I get was an injury. Not really...

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