How well do you know your O's? (April quiz)

So, you say you're one of the biggest Orioles fans around. Prove it. This nine-question quiz will test how well you paid attention to the team in April.

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  • 1. Way back on April 2, the Orioles opened the season with a 7-4 win against the Rays. Who drove in the team's first runs of the season (on a two-run homer)?

    • A. Chris Davis

    • B. Adam Jones

    • C. Nick Markakis

    • D. Matt Wieters

  • 2. Chris Davis hit nine homers this April. How many did he hit last April?

    • A. 2

    • B. 3

    • C. 4

    • D. 5

  • 3. The Orioles didn't have a ceremonial first pitch thrown at the home opener this year, but which pop star tossed one out later in the month?

    • A. Psy

    • B. Pitbull

    • C. Macklemore

    • D. Carly Rae Jepsen

  • 4. The Orioles had won 17 straight extra-inning games before losing to this team in 11 innings.

    • A. A's

    • B. Blue Jays

    • C. Red Sox

    • D. Yankees

  • 5. The Orioles hit into a rare triple play on April 12 against the Yankees. Which player made the second out on the play?

    • A. Nate McLouth

    • B. Nick Markakis

    • C. Manny Machado

    • D. Ryan Flaherty

  • 6. The Orioles only hit one triple in the month. Who hit it?

    • A. Nate McLouth

    • B. Manny Machado

    • C. Nolan Reimold

    • D. Adam Jones

  • 7. The Orioles were unbeaten on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April, but they were winless on this day.

    • A. Friday

    • B. Saturday

    • C. Sunday

    • D. Monday

  • 8. The Orioles bullpen posted a 2.49 ERA for April, which ranked second in the American league behind this team.

    • A. Twins

    • B. Rays

    • C. Indians

    • D. Yankees

  • 9. The O's won 16 games in April. When was the last time the club won that many in the season's first month?

    • A. 1996

    • B. 1997

    • C. 2005

    • D. 2008


Eduardo A. Encina left the Florida sun in 2012 to return home and cover the Orioles. A Jessup native and University of Maryland graduate, Encina previously covered another AL East team, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune.

Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 16 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 12 seasons, including the past eight with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Dean Jones Jr. is the sports content editor overseeing Orioles coverage. A Towson University graduate, he started working at The Baltimore Sun in 2007. He previously managed high school sports coverage and also covered the Orioles minor league teams.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for decades. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer.

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