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“He does his job,” Buchholz said. “When something goes wrong, somebody has to be blamed for it and it’s usually us. … He’s doing a good job. It’s a game, man, it doesn’t always work.”

Valentine said he planned to be back in 2013.

“And `14 and ‘15,” he said. “That’s what I’m hoping.”


AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg contributed to this story from Baltimore.