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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Designated hitters( FRED THORNHILL / REUTERS / May 25, 2013 )
The O's finally got a good week from the designated hitter slot, but that was partly because manager Buck Showalter made Adam Jones DH for three straight games to protect his sore groin. Jones went 3-for-8 with a home run in those three games and newcomer Danny Valencia (pictured) came up big in Toronto, with a pair of home runs. They combined to hit only .233 but had three home runs and six RBIs.