Checking in with plenty of stats and notes as the Orioles begin a weekend series in Anaheim tonight against the Angels:
*The Orioles have lost two in a row, five of seven, eight of 11 and 14 of their last 19 games. Since they were 30-31 on June 10, the Orioles are 17-43 over the last 60 games, a winning percentage of just .283 in that time.
*The Orioles have won seven of their last nine games vs. the Angels. They went 6-0 last year against Los Angeles, sweeping the season series for the first time in franchise history and outscoring the Angels 29-15. All six wins came after Buck Showalter took over as manager.
*The Orioles are still looking for their first series win since June 24-26 and first road series win since mid May. They are 0-13-1 in the last 14 series.
*The Orioles have won the first game of their last four road series, but then lost the other nine games in those series.
MLB homer leaders since June 1:
21 - J.J. Hardy, Albert Pujols, Aramis Ramirez
*Orioles’ starting pitchers gave up 11 earned runs in 12 innings in the last two games at Oakland. O’s starters have just four quality starts over the last 19 games, working to an ERA of 6.77 in that stretch.
Some hitting notes:
Robert Andino is 6-for-17 during a four-game batting streak with four RBIs. He has six RBIs over his last 11 games and has scored 12 runs in 15 games this month.
J.J Hardy went 2-for-5 Wednesday after going 0-for-17 his previous four games. Hardy is batting .301 on the year in home games and .231 on the road.
Adam Jones is batting .429 at 9-for-21 during a six-game batting streak. He has 10 RBIs his past 13 games.
Nolan Reimold is 0-for-12 his last three games.
Nick Markakis is batting .333 since June 8. He is 8-for-17 with two homers and six RBIs during a four-game hit streak. He has three homers his last seven games and 13 RBIs over his last 14 games.
Vladimir Guerrero has a six-game batting streak and hit fifth in the order for all six games. He is 9-for-24 (.375) during the stretch with three doubles, a homer and seven RBIs.
Mark Reynolds went 4-for-10 with a homer at Oakland, snapping a 4-for-44 stretch.