Four Orioles currently have hitting streaks of at least five games.
Vladimir Guerrero (.379, 11-for-29) and Adam Jones (.417, 10-for-24) have hit safely in seven straight games. Robert Andino (.381, 8-for-21) and Nick Markakis (.429, 9-for-21) have hit in five straight games.
The Orioles are batting .281 on this road trip and .387 (12-for-31) with runners in scoring position.
Brad Bergesen tossed another scoreless inning last night. He’s allowed just one earned run in his last five appearances out of the bullpen covering 9 1/3 innings. He has a 4.10 ERA in 13 games as a reliever, compared to a 5.78 ERA in 12 starts.
The Orioles have been outscored, 94-42, in the first inning this year, including last night’s 4-0 deficit. They’ve been outscored by 90 runs in the first three innings this year and 16-5 in the first three frames on this road trip.
After starting the season 14-9 in one-run games, the Orioles have lost six straight one-run games. They lost five one-run games in a nine-game span during their last homestand and had the tying run thrown out at the plate to end Wednesday’s game in Oakland. Six of their last 14 games have been decided by one run.
The Orioles are second in the AL with 28 outfield assists (Kansas City has 43). Markakis registered his 12th last night.
The Orioles are 1-70 when trailing after eight innings.