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Orioles' Nate McLouth thriving in the leadoff role
Orioles' Nate McLouth thriving in the leadoff role

The primary goal of any leadoff man is to get on base, and Orioles left fielder Nate McLouth is beginning to fill that role nicely. McLouth reached base in his first four plate appearances in the Orioles' 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon. He finished 2-for-3 with a single, double and two walks while scoring three runs and adding an RBI. In his past 19 plate appearance, McLouth has reached base 12 times. "I do feel comfortable there," McLouth said of batting leadoff. "I like it, but I really don't see myself approaching my at-bats any differently if I were hitting anywhere else. I feel like that's my job, to get on base as...

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