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Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez coming off a long layoff
Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez coming off a long layoff

Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez hasn't pitched since the Orioles ended the regular season Sept. 28, but he's not particularly worried about how a 16-day layoff will affect him Wednesday in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. "It's been two weeks, but I've been preparing myself to stay focused," said Gonzalez, who threw three innings of live batting practice Oct. 6 and a bullpen session Sunday. "I'm excited. I'm excited to go out there and give my team a chance to win a ballgame." Gonzalez, who was 10-9 with a 3.23 earned-run average in 27 games this season, was particularly good toward the end of the year. He had a 2.19 ERA in...

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