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April 10, 2006|By ROCH KUBATKO

After scoring in nine of 16 innings in their first two games, for a total of 25 runs, the Orioles have crossed the plate in four of their past 36 innings. That amounts to 10 runs in four games. And that's not going to get it done.

"We have an offense that can score some runs," manager Sam Perlozzo said. "We're just not doing it."

Guys are pressing, which is usually the case. Everyone wants to try carrying the team, when Perlozzo isn't looking for one individual to do it.

"I just think we need to settle down offensively and try not to do too much," Perlozzo said. "It's way early to be panicking about our offense. Things will fall into place for us."

Meanwhile, the Orioles keep falling in the standings.

Told that the Orioles stranded 14 runners yesterday, Chris Gomez said, "Wow, it was that many?"

Yes, it was that many.

By the way, the Orioles are 18-44 against the Red Sox at Camden Yards since 1999. Must be the home-field advantage.

roch.kubatko@baltsun.com

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