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Orioles | Manager defends Josh Rupe

Baltimore Orioles RP Josh Rupe hit New York Yankees C Russell Martin square in the back with a pitch in the ninth inning of a lopsided game Saturday, April 23, but he claims it wasn't intentional, reports Roch Kubatko, of MASNSports.com. "We asked him after the game," manager Buck Showalter said. "He said, 'I know what it looked like I was trying to go in.' It did not look good. I didn't like it at all. But I choose to believe my pitcher and I've known Josh for a long time. I think he'd be very straight with me."

2011-04-23 22:29:28 | Source: MASNSports.com - Roch Kubatko

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