Weekly Wrap: O’s posting huge positive run differential

With players battling it out for a spot on the roster, the Orioles have posted huge offensive numbers this week. Since last Friday, the Birds have won four games and lost just one, with one game versus the Blue Jays ending in a tie.

Over those six games, the Orioles have posted 55 runs. Is that a lot? On the flipside, opponents posted 35.

On Friday, Brian Roberts got the offense going versus the Pirates, going 3-for-3 with a home run.

Yesterday’s win seemed like a win ripped out of the 2012 season, coming on a walk-off home run. Down to his last strike, Ryan Flaherty hit a three-run homer to give the Birds an 11-10 win over the Blue Jays.

This win came just a day removed from the Birds’ crushing of Spain’s World Baseball Classic team, in which the Orioles put up 19 runs.

While the Birds fell to the Rays on Saturday, Wei-Yin Chen pitched two scoreless innings in his spring training debut. The next day, Miguel Gonzalez followed with two scoreless innings in his debut, which helped lead to a 12-3 win over the Phillies.

On Tuesday, the game ended in a tie, but home runs were hit by both Steve Pearce and Conor Jackson, the first baseman/outfielder looking to complete his comeback story.

Be sure to come to Camden Yards on April 20. The Orioles are honoring legendary manager Earl Weaver with a public ceremony, which will feature a video tribute, notable speakers and free parking and admission.

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