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Andrew Cashner falls victim to long ball in Orioles debut

Andrew Cashner falls victim to long ball in Orioles debut

Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner arrived in Baltimore with the reputation of being a groundball pitcher who could keep the ball in the yard. In fact, Cashner entered his Orioles debut Saturday night having allowed the third-fewest home runs per nine innings (0.81) last year among all major league ERA title qualifiers.

In Cashner’s introduction to hitter-friendly Camden Yards as an Oriole on Saturday night, he allowed three homers — all solo shots — and lasted five innings in a 6-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins in which the Orioles were hitless through 7 2/3 innings.

If Cashner’s recent numbers were any indication, there definitely was a Camden Yards effect Saturday night....

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