David Hess might have shored up rotation spot with solid performance in Orioles' 7-5 loss to Pirates

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David Hess might have shored up rotation spot with solid performance in Orioles' 7-5 loss to Pirates
David Hess might have shored up rotation spot with solid performance in Orioles' 7-5 loss to Pirates

Right-hander David Hess was looking for a bounce-back effort after giving up nine runs in his previous Grapefruit League start, and, after allowing a couple of early home runs Thursday, it didn't look good. He's competing for one of the last spots in the Orioles' season-opening starting rotation, so giving up two more homers after allowing four in his previous start certainly didn't figure to help. Hess could have unraveled at that point, but he pulled himself together and retired 12 of the last 13 batters he faced to keep turn a scary start into a solid performance in the Orioles' 7-5 walk-off loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. How solid? Perhaps solid enough to hold onto one of those

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