Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 9)
Every Monday during the regular season, Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Infield( Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images / May 26, 2013 )
The Orioles have the stingiest defense in the league, which is why anybody would even raise an eyebrow over the three errors made by O's infielders over a three-game span last week. That would be the only thing possible to find fault with after a week in which they combined to bat .313 with six home runs and 15 RBIs. They also scored 16 runs, which means they played a role in 25 of the 40 runs the Orioles scored last week. Chris Davis (pictured) is peppering the bleachers again, Manny Machado is cranking out hits at a torrid pace and J.J. Hardy has been very clutch. It's almost all good.