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Orioles lose; Gibbons is linked to steroids

GAME OF THE DAY

September 10, 2007|From the Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Josh Beckett (18-6) gave up two runs in seven innings to earn his 18th victory, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles, 3-2, Sunday.

There was more bad news for the Orioles after the game. SI.com reported that Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons received performance-enhancing steroids and human growth hormone after both substances were banned by baseball.

Between October 2003 and July 2005, Gibbons got six shipments of Genotropin (a brand name for synthetic human growth hormone), two shipments of testosterone and two shipments of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), SI.com said, citing a source in Florida with knowledge of a Signature Pharmacy client list.

Major League Baseball banned testosterone in 2003. HGH was barred in January 2005, but Gibbons allegedly received a shipment that July. The Times reported in October that Gibbons was one of the players a federal agent said was implicated in drug use by former pitcher Jason Grimsley

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