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Duchscherer gets out of outing unscathed

In his first start this spring, right-hander Justin Duchscherer threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk against the Philadelphia Phillies. He threw 27 pitches, 15 for strikes.

Duchscherer breezed through the first inning on 10 pitches, getting Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco and Jimmy Rollins on groundouts.

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The second inning was more difficult as he issued a leadoff walk to Ryan Howard and then a two-out double to John Mayberry Jr. However, he stranded both, getting Carlos Ruiz to pop out in the infield to end the frame.

Duchscherer topped out at 84 mph in the first inning. Brian Matusz is in the game for the bottom of the third inning.

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The Orioles lead 2-0 heading into the bottom of the third. They did their damage in the first inning off Phillies lefty Cole Hamels, who started his outing with consecutive walks to Randy Winn and Brendan Harris. Nolan Reimold struck out, but Jake Fox ripped a double to left field and then Josh Bell hit a sacrifice fly.

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