American League Championship Series

A model for Orioles' lefty prospects, Astros Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel imparts advice

A model for Orioles' lefty prospects, Astros Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel imparts advice

Try as the Orioles might to follow the blueprint for teams that have bottomed out and built themselves back into contenders, plenty of luck is required with a rebuilding process that goes sideways just as often as it goes well.

So, as they sit and watch as the Houston Astros, who successfully rebuilt earlier this decade, face the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series, the man taking the ball for Game 3 on Tuesday is an example of a prospect coming from out of nowhere to find success: left-hander Dallas Keuchel.

When the Astros slipped to 106 losses in 2011, Keuchel was a 23-year-old with a fastball in the mid- to high-80s who had pitched well in Double-A...

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