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Things that I thought I'd never write

Dana Eveland has now pitched 13 consecutive scoreless innings against the Orioles. No, I'm not joking.

Eveland allowed just three hits in seven scoreless against the Orioles last season when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics. They traded him to Toronto about two weeks before the start of spring training for cash considerations and apparently he still has the Orioles' number.

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Or maybe it's just that he's left-handed, and most left-handers seem to give the Orioles problems. Last year, they hit just .255 against left-handed pitching, which was the third worst in the American League. They batted .276 against righties, which was third best in A.L.

That's one of the reasons Andy MacPhail went out and added right-handed hitters Garrett Atkins and Miguel Tejada.

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It hasn't helped yet, but Tejada does have another hit tonight.

2-0 Jays in the top of the seventh with David Hernandez turning in a solid start. The Blue Jays' lineup, especially with Aaron Hill out, isn't going to draw any comparisons to the '27 Yankees, but you take two runs over six innings from your fifth starter any day of the week.

But not scoring in six innings against Eveland obviously is unacceptable.

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