Gausman threw 71 pitches (44 strikes) in 4 2/3 innings. He did not allow a run, yielding three hits and walking two and striking out six.
Lefty T.J. McFarland had his start pushed back a day and will go on Sunday in Norfolk, following Steve Johnson. This allows the Orioles to space out their options, so they don't get into a situation where both Gausman and McFarland are unavailable to help the big league club.
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