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New Orioles pitcher Brad Bergesen looked very good against a strong Chicago White Sox lineup in his first major league start, but the Texas Rangers present an even stiffer challenge for a young starter who depends more on command than velocity.

And, in a sense, there's probably more pressure on Bergesen today, since expectations will be higher and the Orioles really need him to pull them back from the brink of a potential four-game home sweep. He also won't have Gregg Zaun behind the plate. Chad Moeller gets the fill-in start today.

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Rangers starter Brandon McCarthy is 2-0, but the Orioles defeated the Rangers in his start against them in Texas. Luke Scott and Aubrey Huff both took him deep, but he got off with a no-decision.

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