Even after scoring just two runs in a loss at Seattle Monday and just three in last night’s loss, the Orioles still rank third in the American League in runs scored with 141. Oakland is first with 162, followed by Boston at 145.
Meanwhile, O’s players’ names are all over other prominent among the AL league leaders.
In batting average, Chris Davis is fourth at .337, Adam Jones sixth at .333 and Nate McLouth tied for ninth at .327.
Manny Machado is ranked second with 12 doubles and Jones is tied for third with 11.
Machado also ranks in a tie for third in the AL in extra-base hits. Mike Napoli leads with 21 followed by the O’s Davis at 17 and then Machado. Oakland’s Coco Crisp and the Yankees Robinson Cano have 16 each.
In the AL hits race, Jones is tied for first with 39 and Machado is fifth with 37. In runs scored, Jones and McLouth each have 22 to tie for third. McLouth is tied for second in the AL with eight steals.
Davis is tied for first in homers (nine), second in slugging (.705), third in RBIs (28) and fourth in OBP (.436).
AL leaders, at-bats per homer:
10.56 - Chris Davis, Orioles
11.00 - Jose Bautista, Toronto & Mark Reynolds, Cleveland
11.22 - Michael Morse, Seattle
Will some of this translate to the series with the Angels that begins tonight? The Orioles scored 28 runs at Oakland, but just 12 with a .235 team average in Seattle. But Los Angeles ranks 14th in the AL in team ERA at 4.87 and is last in starting pitchers’ ERA at 5.21.
In the minors today: The O’s Double-A Bowie Baysox squad beat Richmond 7-2 this afternoon as Caleb Joseph had two hits and three RBIs. He now has 25 RBIs on the season.
Winning pitcher Mike Wright gave up eight hits and two runs over six innings.
“The whole game I felt really good,” Wright said. “The inning when they scored two runs, I just felt like I got behind a couple batters and even though I made some decent pitches, they hit them because they were anticipating because I was behind. After that, I tried to work ahead of everybody. It felt good to get back in a groove and not walk anybody.”
Wright improved to 3-0 with an ERA of 4.91 for Bowie.