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Well it wasn't pretty, but the damage was minimized.

VandenHurk, making his first start as an Oriole, walked the first batter he faced: Toronto Blue Jays leadoff hitter Travis Snider, on six pitches.

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He then went 2-0 to Aaron Hill before catcher Matt Wieters went out to talk to him. VandenHurk struck out Hill and got Jose Bautista to fly out before Vernon Wells singled to center to bring in Snider.

VandenHurk struck out the next batter, Lyle Overbay, to get out of the inning down just 1-0.

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He walked the first batter in the second, though. And then gave up a single and made a throwing error on a pickoff. Eventually he allowed a second run on a sacrifice fly, but he's down just 2-1 heading into the third.

It's possible VandenHurk gets one more start this season, but this could be it for him in 2010.

Orioles manager Showalter said before the game that no one else in the rotation will get shut down, so each of the five besides VandenHurk will have one more start. He said it was possible that Brian Matusz and Brad Bergesen could get two, which would mean VandenHurk doesn't start again this season.

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