Orioles finish with highest attendance at Camden Yards since 2005

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September 21, 2014|Dan Connolly | The Baltimore Sun

The Orioles drew an announced 38,329 for Sunday’s finale at Camden Yards for an overall attendance of 2,464,473 in the 80-date season.

That easily surpassed their 2012 total of 2.36 million despite having one fewer date (the doubleheader this year on May 1 against the Pittsburgh Pirates was a single-gate admission).

This is the highest total attendance the Orioles have had in a season since they drew 2.625 million in 2005. This year’s average attendance of 30,806 is the first time Camden Yards has averaged more than 30,000 since 2005.

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Adam Jones didn’t start, but he did enter in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and stayed in the game to play center field in the ninth. … In six starts against Boston, right-hander Miguel Gonzalez is 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA. He has thrown 100 pitches or more in his last five starts, tying his career-longest streak set in 2013. … Before Sunday, the Orioles had won five straight in series finales. They are now 31-20 this season in series finales. … The club’s record in day games dropped to 22-29 and is 12-13 on Sundays. … The Orioles officially announced Sunday the signing of 20-year-old Cuban right-hander Lazaro Leyva to a minor league deal. He'll report to the Instructional League in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday. He reportedly agreed to a $725,000 bonus. … Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Sunday’s game in the second inning with neck stiffness. … Former Orioles infielder Jemile Weeks is batting .333 (7-for-21) since he was recalled by the Red Sox on Sept. 1.

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