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Kevin Gausman named Orioles' Opening Day starter

Kevin Gausman named Orioles' Opening Day starter

Maybe not officially, but right-hander Kevin Gausman had always been the leading candidate to be the Orioles’ Opening Day starter ever since it became clear that lingering shoulder soreness would force right-hander Chris Tillman to open the season on the disabled list early in spring training.

Even Gausman had begun looking at a calendar to see if he was in line to start the Orioles’ season opener on April 3 against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. So when manager Buck Showalter summoned Gausman to his office on Saturday to make the assignment official, Gausman revealed he had been piecing it together in recent days.

“I was like, ‘I’m not that bad at math. I can figure...