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Showalter drops slumping sluggers Trumbo, Davis to bottom half of Orioles lineup

Showalter drops slumping sluggers Trumbo, Davis to bottom half of Orioles lineup

Buck Showalter is done waiting for his top two sluggers to click at the heart of the Orioles batting order to make whole a lineup with hot hitters at the top and bottom.

A day after designated hitter Mark Trumbo homered to break an 0-for-24 skid in his first start of the season batting sixth, he was there again Friday night, and first baseman Chris Davis returned from a day off to reset batting seventh for the first time in nearly three seasons.

Showalter insisted nothing went into the decision, even though Trumbo and Davis have furiously tried to pull themselves back to their career norms that at times their efforts have been...

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