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The $161 million pitcher is sitting in the dugout trying to figure out what happened to his breaking stuff. CC Sabathia had no command of his offspeed repertoire today and the Orioles showed terrific plate discipline in the middle innings to take control of the opener.

The Orioles just scored three times in the fifth inning to take a 6-1 lead, and it should be a blowout right now. Gregg Zaun had a chance to bust it open with the bases loaded and one out against reliever Jonathan Albaladejo, but center fielder Brett Gardner ran under his shallow fly ball and threw out Melvin Mora trying to tag and score from third.

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Sabathia left after 4 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on eight hits and five walks. It was only the fifth start of his career in which he did not strike out a batter.

Instant update: Don't put this one in the win column just yet. Jorge Posada just opened the sixth with a mammoth home run and Jeremy Guthrie has allowed another run with nobody out. Brian Bass is up in the bullpen.

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