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Reliever Kam Mickolio has to be wondering what he's got to do to stick at the major league level. He's been yo-yo-ed up and down three times this season, even though he is yet to allow a run in very limited innings.

Tonight, he came on in the bottom of the seventh inning and worked out of a second-and-third, no-out situation that allowed the Orioles to stick close enough to make a comeback bid in the eighth. Mickolio struck out Evan Longoria, walked Carlos Pena intentionally, struck out Pat Burrell and got Gregg Zaun to pop out to end the inning. Impressive.

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Mickolio was just as effective in the ninth inning and finished his hitless two-inning appearance with four strikeouts.

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