Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wanted: Base runners

Entering tonight, the Orioles ranked No. 3 in the AL in HR with 23. They ranked No. 4 in slugging, at .430.

Baltimore ranked No. 9 in runs per game, with 4.25 per contest, and No. 9 in RBI, with 63.

The O's were No. 12 in OBP, at .301. They had hit 15 solo dingers. They had 7 two-run homers and 1 grand slam. Earl Weaver would not be happy.

When they do get men on base, a timely knock wouldn't hurt, either. Baltimore was batting .232 with RISP.

Tonight, the Orioles won 2-1 over Toronto. Baltimore got its first run when Adam Jones grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. The game-winner came on a Matt Wieters' solo HR.

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