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Orioles Pound Yankees For Showalter’s 1000th; Hughes Struggles
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The visiting Baltimore Orioles overwhelmed the New York Yankees 7-1 on Tuesday night, giving O’s manager Buck Showalter his 1oooth career victory. The Yankees got another mediocre performance from starter Phil Hughes, who gave up four runs in 5.2 innings of work, and fell further back into third place in the American League East with the loss to the fast-starting Orioles.

“I’m very appreciative of the players making me feel really young tonight even though I’m an old goat,” said Showalter after the win boosted his career record to 1,000-958 over 14 seasons as a big league manager. “It’s kind of embarrassing quite frankly because it’s about the players.” Showalter has also managed the Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers.

Orioles starting pitcher Brian Matusz earned a victory for the first time in nearly 11 months, breaking an ugly stretch of 14 starts in which he went 0-12 with a 10.47 ERA. The 25-year-old pitcher was thrilled to be part of Showalter’s milestone. “It couldn’t be more exciting,” said Matusz. “Growing up I was a huge Diamondback fan, so Showalter was the manager there and I watched a lot of his games. It’s an honor to be a part of that game and come away with a win.”

Meanwhile, Hughes tried to find silver linings in an embarrassing loss to the Orioles. “It’s a step in the right direction but it still has to be better,” said the Yankees hurler. “Overall, I thought it was the best stuff I had all year.

 
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