Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 14)
Every Monday during the regular season, Orioles columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Infield( Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / June 30, 2013 )
OK, let's get the preliminaries out of the way. The Orioles infield was all but impermeable again last week, the only exception an error by Chris Davis. Now, we can gush all over Davis, pictured, and Manny Machado for the rest of this entry. Davis launched four more home runs to break the club record for homers before July 1 and Machado continues to bang out extra-base hits at an amazing rate for a player of any age. The Orioles even got some power swings from second basemen Ryan Flaherty and Alexi Casilla and finished the week with a total of seven homers and 24 RBIs.