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Baltimore Orioles

Stadium: Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Manager: Buck Showalter
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Orioles.2585401613.60
AL East Division2nd2nd1st2nd
American League 5th6th1st5th

Small ball pays off

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The Orioles offense was supposed to put runs on the board in bunches in 2011.

Homers. Doubles. Timely singles.

Sacrifice flies?

The Orioles manufactured runs Tuesday in a 4-1 win against Boston -- scoring on an infield single and three sacrifice flies. Normally a free-swinger, center fielder Adam Jones accounted for two of the sacrifice flies.

Even Boston's lone run came via a sac fly.

The Orioles had their chances to improve upon those four runs. They went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base. They got to Boston starter Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings.

Baltimore's offense showed some signs of life Tuesday following Monday's open date. There's certainly room for more improvement.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGNick Markakis , RF.292
HRNelson Cruz , DH33
RBINelson Cruz , DH86
OBPNick Markakis , RF.357
SLGNelson Cruz , DH.516
RAdam Jones , CF73
SBDavid Lough , LF7
WWei-Yin Chen , SP13
ERAChris Tillman , SP3.55
WHIPBud Norris , SP1.21
KChris Tillman , SP114
SVZach Britton , RP27
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