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Kevin Gausman impressive again in relief role vs. Red Sox

In what could be his final outing before he is sent to minor league camp, Orioles pitching prospect

Kevin Gausman

threw two scoreless innings in relief Tuesday against the

Red Sox

, striking out the first two batters he faced —

Mike Napoli

and

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

.

The organization’s No. 2 prospect allowed just one hit — a double to

Will Middlebrooks

. He struck out three and walked none.

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“I’m impressed with the little things, his time to the plate from the stretch,” Showalter said. “When he does get centered up, he comes back out and continues to pound the zone. He won’t get fearful of the barrel of the bat like a lot of guys do who don’t have a lot of experience.”

The Orioles won the game, 8-7, after third baseman

Danny Valencia

launched a solo homer in the ninth inning off Red Sox reliever Terry Doyle. Boston had scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off relievers

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and

Adam Russell

to tie the game at 7.

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