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August 28, 1998
Athletics: Oakland was just 2-for-17 with runners in scoring position in losing the first two games of the series against Boston, but went 6-for-12 yesterday.Pub Date: 8/28/98
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
TORONTO - Orioles manager Buck Showalter readily admits that his team has gone through bad streaks with runners in scoring position. And he said he's guilty of not harping on their struggles when they happen, fearing it could make the situation worse. "One thing I hate being around this group of guys it being Captain Obvious," Showalter said. "They get it. If anything it created more anxiety. They know. Our guys have so much 'want to' to change it that it can create that. "It's got to get better," Showalter added.
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September 8, 2002
The numbers .244 Jeff Conine's batting average with runners in scoring position. 23-41 Jason Johnson's record as an Oriole. 12 Rookies on the expanded Orioles roster. 4-1 Sidney Ponson's record since the All-Star break. .312 Jerry Hairston's batting average since the All-Star break.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
The Orioles had more than their share of opportunities to put away the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon at Camden Yards. But as scoring chances came and went, frustration mounted in the home dugout. Through 17 at-bats with runners in scoring position, the Orioles had just one hit, stranding 11 baserunners along the way. But, down to their final out, the Orioles finally came though, as Matt Wieters hit a two-out, two-run single in the 10th inning off White Sox closer Addison Reed to deliver a 4-3 comeback win in front of an announced 23,653.
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August 5, 2003
Who's hot Richie Sexson hit .441 (15-for-34) with two homers and seven RBIs on the Brewers' 10-game road trip. Who's not The Blue Jays were 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14 runners. Line of the day Julio Lugo, Devil Rays SS AB ..... R ..... H ..... RBI ..... HR ...3 .......2 ...... 2 ....... 5 ........... 1
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July 9, 2006
A reader wanted to know about the Orioles' success rate with a runner on third base and one out. Unless someone is willing to watch video of every game, and that's too harsh a punishment, I'm told there's no way to garner those figures. Kevin Behan of the Orioles' public relations staff said the Orioles rank seventh in the American League with a .274 average with runners in scoring position. They're batting .273 with runners in scoring position and fewer than two outs. It must have been .450 before the White Sox series.
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May 4, 2000
Quote: "On this ballclub, guys check their egos at the door. We would laugh at someone who was trying to vie for attention or the back page." -- Catcher Mike Piazza on the Mets' controversial image. It's a fact: The Cubs' Mark Grace scored his 1,000th career run yesterday against the Astros. Who's hot: The Expos' Jeff Cirillo is 12-for-23 with runners in scoring position, the best in the NL. Who's not: The Dodgers' Chan Ho Park walked seven batters Tuesday night for the second time in his career.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg | April 5, 2001
Hammond's Jason Maxey, last year's Howard Player of the Year, went 4-for-5 and knocked in six runs yesterday as No. 5 Hammond beat host River Hill, 14-3. River Hill, which opened the season 4-0 but dropped its third straight, hung around early, getting a number of ground-ball outs from sophomore pitcher Steve Cornelius. But offensively, the Hawks couldn't really break through on Hammond pitcher Kevin Schwartz, who earned the win by going five solid innings. River Hill twice hit into double plays with runners in scoring position by drifting too far off the bases.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC | April 20, 2009
NOT THIS TIME An Orioles offense that entered the game hitting .303 with runners in scoring position didn't get the job done. Overall, the Orioles were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, they had men on first and second with no outs, but Jon Lester struck out Felix Pie and Nick Markakis, and got Aubrey Huff to hit into a fielder's choice. They had men on first and third with no outs in the ninth and managed only Ty Wigginton's RBI groundout, leaving the tying run at second.
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By Buster Olney | May 30, 1995
On the field: After going 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position against Seattle on Sunday, the Orioles got some clutch hitting in a hurry last night. All four runs in the second inning came on two-out hits, first from Brady Anderson and then from Jeffrey Hammonds. Before Hammonds doubled home two runs, he had been 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and two outs.In the dugout: The Orioles are a slow team, but that hasn't kept manager Phil Regan from being aggressive. With a 3-2 count and nobody out on Chris Hoiles in the bottom of the second inning, Regan had Harold Baines, bad knees and all, running with the pitch.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
While the Orioles have scored enough runs to win the past two nights - efforts beset by shaky starting pitching - the funk that their hitters are in with men on base in back-to-back losses to the Texas Rangers might have been most frustrating. The Orioles lost their sixth game in their past eight Tuesday night, an 8-4 defeat in front of an announced 29,160 at Camden Yards. For the second straight night, the Orioles were on the verge of breaking through against a Texas starter but let early opportunities slip away.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2012
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Orioles had an idea of what to expect from Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen in his first major league season. But the 27-year-old rookie set a high standard for himself. After striking out a career-high 12 batters on Sunday in Baltimore, he expressed his frustration in being unable to go six innings. After starts, he's regularly said through his interpreter that he measures his success by how deep he's able to go into games. In Saturday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, Chen wasted few pitches, working ahead in the count and challenging an aggressive Tampa Bay lineup, leading the Orioles to a 4-0 win over the Rays in front of an announced crowd of 20,612.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2012
After the kind of night that Mark Reynolds had in Friday's 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays - in which the Orioles first baseman was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts while stranding six base runners - it seems as if Reynolds is at the plate an awful lot in key situations, and most of the times leaving Orioles fans disappointed. “We had a bunch of chances,” Reynolds said. “I know I had a lot of chances tonight; we just didn't come through. I know we got to get better; I got to get better in those situations.
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By Zach Helfand and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
NEW YORK - For only the second time since the Orioles moved to Baltimore, they went hitless in at least 15 at-bats with runners in scoring position in Wednesday's 12-3 loss to the Yankees. Like Tuesday, the runners, the instruments for another comeback, were there for the Orioles. It started in the second, the same inning in which the Orioles scored seven runs Tuesday and never looked back. On Wednesday, they drove in just one in the inning, on a ground out. Two runners got aboard in the third, and another pair was on in the fourth, and then again in the fifth.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2010
A mere glance at the lineups before Wednesday afternoon's series finale between the Orioles and San Francisco Giants foreshadowed a predictable outcome for the visiting team at sun-drenched AT&T Park. Tim Lincecum, the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner with the floppy hair and devastating arsenal of pitches, was on the mound for the Giants, facing an Orioles lineup that included three hitters hovering near the Mendoza line and a starting pitcher with one career hit. Yet, three hours later, after catcher Matt Wieters became the Orioles' 15th strikeout victim to end a 6-3 loss and another dropped series, the occupants of the visiting clubhouse all expressed the belief that they had just been part of a game they should have won. Instead, they fell for the 17th time in the past 20 contests and remain winless in their past 11 series.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2010
Perhaps it would have been a little easier to accept if the decisive swing Monday night were delivered by Alex Rodriguez or Derek Jeter or another New York Yankee who has enhanced his already impressive career by beating up on the Orioles. But Randy Winn? The veteran outfielder, who was starting only because Curtis Granderson is on the disabled list and who hadn't hit a homer in more than a year, drove a fastball from Jeremy Guthrie over the right-center-field field wall in the fourth inning.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2010
With a tough left-hander in CC Sabathia on the mound Monday night for the New York Yankees, Luke Scott probably wouldn't have been in the lineup even if he were swinging the bat well. But whether it is a right-handed or left-handed pitcher going for the opposing team these days, the results have been the same for Scott, a notoriously streaky hitter who is the midst of one of the most difficult slumps of his career — one that is showing no signs of lifting. "It would be to our benefit if he would get going," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | August 20, 2009
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - -After watching for more than a decade as their starting pitchers fall behind hitters game after game, year after year, the Orioles have stressed to their new crop of talented young arms the importance of throwing strikes. Rookie Chris Tillman, who may have the highest upside of the group, is listening. But his yearning to get ahead in the count has had one considerable drawback: In his five big league starts, five of his first-pitch strikes have quickly left the ballpark, including three Wednesday night at Tropicana Field in a 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
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