Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the
66 -- saves, most in the major leagues, for Orioles closer
With Tuesday’s win over the
.583 -- Manny Machado's average with two outs and runners on base.
Manny Machado is hitting a respectable .268 in his second season with the Orioles, but he is coming through with clutch hits. After hitting a two-out RBI single against
three -- wins against 2012
The season is still young, but the Orioles have already won three games when a team trotted out a reigning Cy Young Award winner against them. They have defeated
14 -- multi-run home runs for the Orioles, most in the majors.
Entering Wednesday's action, the Orioles have had runners on base for 14 of their 25 home runs in 2013 and they lead the major leagues in multi-run home runs. About 56 percent of their home runs have been for multiple runs, including a pair of grand slams. Last season, only 43 percent of their home runs were for multiple runs. This partially explains why 49 percent of the team's runs this season have come on home runs.
five -- straight wins for the Orioles against right-hander
For most of Josh Beckett's time in Boston, he often got the best of the Orioles, winning seven of his first 10 decisions against them. But Beckett, who was back in Camden Yards last weekend as a starter for the