Looking into some of the stats so far

You say you want some stats on the Orioles? OK, here you go. Even if you don’t, take a look. Something may be of interest to you.

* Adam Jones is the American League leader today or tied for the league lead in batting average (.538), hits (14), runs (nine) and multi-hit games (five). He is second in OBP at .556 and tied for sixth in RBIs with seven.

* Jones has four straight multi-hit games, batting .588 (10-for-17) in that stretch with two doubles and five RBIs. He is currently batting .571 against left-handed pitching and .526 against right-handers.

* The Orioles rank last in the AL in starting pitching ERA at 5.67. The starters’ ERA was a respectable 3.50 with two quality starts in the Tampa Bay series, but ballooned to 8.22 with no quality starts against Minnesota. Boston, on the other hand, ranks second in starter ERA at 2.97.

* Nick Markakis went 2-for-14 in the Tampa Bay series, but over the weekend, he was 8-for-13 in the Minnesota series with two doubles and an RBI to raise his average from .143 to .370.

* Orioles catchers lead the AL with an .800 caught stealing, throwing out four of five runners so far. Matt Wieters is 3-for-4 getting base stealers and Taylor Teagarden got one yesterday.

* The Orioles are averaging 6.2 runs per game thus far. They scored 29 runs over the first four games but produced only eight combined in the last two contests.

* Over the last four games, the Orioles bullpen has an ERA of 0.63, allowing just one earned run over 14 1/3innings.

MLB leaders in RBIs:

17 - Chris Davis, Orioles
9 - Todd Frazier, Cincinnati and John Buck, New York Mets

AL leaders in best homer per at-bat ratio:

5.00 - Mark Reynolds, Cleveland
5.50 - Chris Davis, Orioles
5.80 - Michael Morse, Seattle
6.25 - Will Middlebrooks, Boston

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