Found July 07, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez honored his friend and former minor league teammate Nick Adenhart, who was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident in April 2009, by using a glove Friday night that Adenhart gave him two years earlier. Gonzalez made his first major league start at Angel Stadium in front of 200 family members and friends. He went to high school in Southern California and signed with the then Anaheim Angels as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played with Adenhart in the Angels' system for two seasons. The right-handed throwing Gonzalez, using the glove Adenhart gave him in 2007 as a gift, tossed seven innings of three-hit ball before a crowd of 42,716 in the Orioles' 3-2 victory over the Angels. While Gonzalez has held on to the Rawlings glove for five years, he had never used it in a game before Friday. "I thought it was the perfect time to do it," he told Gonzalez always keeps the glove close to him as a reminder of...

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Pitcher wins, uses Adenhart's glove

Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez notched his first major league win Friday, and he did so using Nick Adenhart's glove, a former teammate who was killed in a car accident in 2009.

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Weaver defeats Orioles, Hammel and Markakis

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Wilson, Angels take narrow loss to Orioles

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Pearce hit a three-run homer, Miguel Gonzalez pitched seven stellar innings in his first career victory, and the Baltimore Orioles hung on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Friday night. Gonzalez (1-0), who is from the nearby San Fernando Valley, yielded three hits and a run while striking out six to win his first major league start, delighting a few...

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