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The Orioles upside-down season continues tonight with Brad Bergesen facing New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes, who is muddling through the season with a 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA.

Why am I envisioning another night when an Orioles starter works into the seventh inning and gives up five hits, only to come out with the game no better than tied. That's basically what happened last night, when Brian Matusz and David Hernandez both pitched very well and the game came down to one bounced throw by Miguel Tejada.

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Even if Bergesen and Kevin Millwood jack up big performances the next two games, this has the smell of another sweep. The most favorable pitching matchup of the series is already over, and Javier Vazquez.

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