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Stadium: Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Manager: Buck Showalter
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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.293
HRNelson Cruz , DH29
RBINelson Cruz , DH75
OBPNick Markakis , RF.347
SLGNelson Cruz , DH.541
RAdam Jones , CF61
SBDavid Lough , LF7
WWei-Yin Chen , SP11
ERAChris Tillman , SP3.92
WHIPWei-Yin Chen , SP1.26
KUbaldo Jimenez , SP88
SVZach Britton , RP20
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