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O’s Showalter as reluctant HR expert (access required)

When Orioles starting pitcher Tommy Hunter got shelled for five runs in four and one-third innings Sunday versus the Red Sox in a 17-inning marathon, manager Buck Showalter had little choice but to send the struggling righty to the minor leagues. Cutting or demoting players isn't something Showalter, a major league manager for 14 seasons, enjoys. ...