Jed Lowrie

Orioles reliever Paul Fry getting chance to prove himself in high-leverage situations

Orioles reliever Paul Fry getting chance to prove himself in high-leverage situations

Paul Fry debuted in the majors just 11 weeks ago, yet almost every time Orioles manager Buck Showalter finds himself protecting a rare late lead, the rookie left-hander is trusted to protect it.

Including Thursday’s 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics, Fry has pitched in seven of the Orioles’ 10 wins since the beginning of August. While he earned that by posting a 1.38 ERA over his first 13 appearances in the majors, he openly acknowledges there’s been some difficulty in those big moments for he and the Orioles.

Fry, 26, struck out Jed Lowrie with two inherited runners on and no outs in the eighth inning Thursday, then let one of those runners score when he issued...

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