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Brad Lincoln was given the opportunity to make his third spot start of the season on Tuesday night in Baltimore against the Orioles. The right-hander hasn't had a defined role this season since being recalled on April 18 when Jeff Karstens was placed on the disabled list. Lincoln has made 13 appearances from the bullpen where he's also been used in long relief and in the late innings. The 27-year-old struggled in his second straight start allowing four runs over 4.1 innings.

After escaping a jam in the first, Lincoln went on to give up a run in each of his next two innings.

Adam Jones ripped a 2-1 fastball down the left field line for a leadoff double to start the second inning. Lincoln got a ground out and whiffed Wilson Betemit on his curveball, ...

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