4-0: It's a factFacts from the Orioles' 4-0 start:The...

April 07, 1996|By Buster Olney

4-0: It's a fact

Facts from the Orioles' 4-0 start:

The Orioles trailed for only three of 36 innings.

The Orioles moved ahead of the Boston Red Sox by four games. Last year, the Red Sox were never more than two games out of first.

The relievers combined to pitch 10 scoreless innings. All entered the game at the start of the inning, rather than in the middle of an inning.

The Orioles made one error and turned five double plays.

The Orioles had two outfield assists, after having only 13 all of last season.

The Orioles' pitching staff combined for a 1.75 ERA, allowing 28 hits and 12 walks in 36 innings.

The Orioles did not allow a home run.

Closer Randy Myers converted his first three save chances, needing a total of only 37 pitches, allowing one hit and striking out five.

The Orioles batted .305 as a team.

Jeffrey Hammonds hit .429, with two doubles and a homer.

Tony Tarasco went 4-for-9 (.444), and with one of the outs he made, he drove in the lead run in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

L The Orioles went 12-for-31 with runners in scoring position.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

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