BOSTON - With a win today, the Orioles would move 10 games above .500 for the first time since June 25, 2005, when they were 42-32.
Yes, it all keeps going back to 2005.
How in the world did that team not win the World Series?
A victory today also would give the Orioles their first three-game sweep in Boston since June 10-12, 1994.
You can do the math. That’s a long time ago.
The Orioles have posted 10 wins in 15 games on the road this season, their fewest games to reach that milestone since 2005, when they had 11 wins in their first 15 road games. Yes, 2005 again.
Last season, the Orioles didn’t pick up their 10th win away from Camden Yards until their 25th road game on June 1. Their 11th road victory came in their 28th road game on June 16, 2011.
Mark Reynolds is 8-for-17 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in his last four games at Fenway Park. According to Elias, only 12 other visiting players have accumulated those numbers over a span of four straight games in the history of Fenway Park, with the Rangers’ Mike Napoli being the most recent.
Reynolds has four hits in his last eight at-bats, all for extra bases (two doubles, two homers). He was 3-for-33 in his last 11 games. He’s hit two homers in his last eight at-bats after snapping his 76 at-bat homerless streak, which was the third-longest skid of his career.
Over the last 21 games, the Orioles’ bullpen is 6-0 with nine saves and an 0.99 ERA in 63 1/3 innings. For the season, Orioles relievers have registered a 1.52 ERA in 83 innings.
Wilson Betemit extended his hitting streak to nine games yesterday and has eight RBIs in his last seven games after recording five in his first 10 games. He also has four walks in his last two games after drawing two walks in his previous 16 games.
In his last 10 games since April 25, Chris Davis is batting .400 (14-for-35) with two doubles, four homers, 10 RBIs, five walks, 12 runs scored and a 1.263 OPS. His .326 average ranks eighth in the American League.
Davis has struck out six times in his last 10 games after fanning 15 times in his first 15 games.
The Orioles are 5-0 when Davis homers, and his next homer will be the 50th of his career.
In the last 12 games, Orioles starters have made 10 quality starts and have posted a 1.99 ERA in 77 innings. They’ve allowed two earned runs three times, one earned run four times and held opponents scoreless three times during that stretch. The Orioles are 10-2 in those 12 games.
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