Vance Worley

Orioles observations: Gausman the third time through, Wright's role, and opt-out decisions

Orioles observations: Gausman the third time through, Wright's role, and opt-out decisions

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman is at his best when he’s able to locate his fastball – particularly down and away – and use his arsenal of secondary pitches off that. And while Gausman battled through a 22-pitch first inning Wednesday night, he found his command in the Orioles’ 10-4 series-clinching win over the New York Yankees at Camden Yards.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter put it well in saying that Gausman bent but didn’t break against a dangerous lineup, escaping some tough situations that had him close to another blown lead.

“I had a good feel for all my pitches for strikes and for chase,” Gausman said. “Fastballs I was trying to go up and just left them down. They...

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