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*That even though the Orioles offense has produced 19 runs over the last three games, several players are currently in or have recently been in RBI droughts.

Atkins - Just 1 RBI his last 17 games
Markakis: Has 0 RBI his last 6 games and 3 in 12 games
Scott: Had just 2 RBI in a recent 10-game stretch, but now has 7 RBI the last three games.
Tejada - Recently went 10 games without an RBI, but now has 5 over the last three games.
Wieters: Just 1 RBI his last 10 games

*The O’s bullpen is on a nice roll. The pen’s ERA is 0.73 over the last five games and 1.65 over the last 12 games. The O’s starters have pitched to an ERA of 2.82 over the last three games.

Best bullpen ERA in the Majors since May 2nd:
1.19 - Tampa Bay
1.65 - Orioles
1.69 - Philadelphia
2.55 - NY Mets
2.77 - NY Yankees

*In Friday’s 8-1 win over Cleveland, the O’s set a few season single-game bests. It was their largest win margin in a game this year. They allowed a season-low three hits and had a season-high 13 runners left on base. Jeremy Guthrie’s eight-inning outing ties Kevin Millwood (who has done it twice) for the longest outing by an O’s starter in 2010.

*The Orioles are batting .327 and have scored 19 runs over the last three games. In the three games preceeding this, the club hit just .188 as a team and had scored only two runs.

*The O’s current team batting average of .251 is its highest mark since the club was batting .297 (11 for 37) after the first game of the season April 6 at Tampa Bay.

*Corey Patterson had one hit in his first O’s game, then two hits in his second, before going 3 for 4 with two runs scored in his third game last night. It was Patterson’s first game of three or more hits in the Majors since a four-hit night on May 12, 2008 for Cincinnati vs. Florida.

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