The Orioles Just Did Something Unprecedented

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Chris Davis
(Dramatization)

By just about any measure, the Baltimore Orioles are killing it this season.

The O’s routed the Tampa Bay Rays 12-5 on Sunday, completing their first four-game sweep of the team since the Rays’ inception in 1998.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter was careful not to gloat, noting that O’s caught the Rays in the middle of a skid. But, skid or no skid, the Birds gave fans plenty of reasons to brag:

+ Davis hit his seventh career grand slam in the first inning.

+ The Orioles improved to 31-13 at home, the best in the major leagues.

+ Mark Trumbo hit his AL-leading 22nd home run.

+ The Orioles improved to a season-high 15 games over .500

Tamba Bay starting pitcher Drew Smyly explained the O’s dominance: “They have a really good lineup, 1 through 9, they all hit home runs. They all have really high averages. That’s why they’re in first place right now.”



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