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Baltimore Orioles

Stadium: Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Manager: Buck Showalter
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Orioles.2576471933.50
AL East Division2nd2nd1st1st
American League 5th5th1st4th

Baby Birds come through

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The young Orioles came to play.

Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters played significant roles in the Orioles' 7-6, 13-inning win over the Mariners on Tuesday night.

Jones doubled twice amid a 3-for-6 night, driving in three runs. Markakis was 3-for-6 with a walk and a run, and his leadoff single sparked a two-run rally in the 13th.

Wieters was 2-for-7 with the game-winning RBI. He went 2-for-5 with runners in scoring position Tuesday, continuing a torrid start to the 2011 season in clutch situations. He is 12-for-20 in opportunities with runners in scoring position.

The Orioles' lineup is chock full of veterans -- with Brian Roberts batting leadoff, Derrek Lee hitting third and Vladimir Guerrero hitting fourth -- but the key to the offense is the younger players.

There has been speculation about shuffling the batting order to put some of that young talent into more prime positions in the order. On Tuesday, it seemed as if those young players were showing they are ready for larger roles.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGAdam Jones , CF.285
HRNelson Cruz , DH39
RBINelson Cruz , DH102
OBPNick Markakis , RF.337
SLGNelson Cruz , DH.526
RNelson Cruz , DH83
SBAlejandro De Aza , LF17
WWei-Yin Chen , SP15
ERAMiguel Gonzalez , SP3.28
WHIPWei-Yin Chen , SP1.21
KChris Tillman , SP133
SVZach Britton , RP34
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