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Orioles' Brandon Hyde still not declaring a traditional closer: 'We're going to try to piece it together as best as we can'

Orioles' Brandon Hyde still not declaring a traditional closer: 'We're going to try to piece it together as best as we can'

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde gave a glimpse at his late-game managerial strategy Saturday by using the man who was presumed to be his closer, right-hander Mychal Givens, in the eighth inning against the heart of the Yankees lineup.

He said Sunday that, as of now, there's not going to be a pitcher held in reserve to pitch the ninth inning in close games in which the Orioles have a lead.

"As of right now, we're trying to win the game, so whoever is closing the ninth inning, we're going to try to win the game with whoever that is," Hyde...

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