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Jonathan Schoop has given Orioles big homers, still looking for consistency at the plate

Jonathan Schoop has given Orioles big homers, still looking for consistency at the plate

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Jonathan Schoop’s batting average might not be where he’d like it, but the Orioles second baseman has had a flair for big hits in critical times.

In the Orioles’ 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, which dealt the Angels their first home series loss since the first week of May, Schoop blasted a two-run homer against reliever Mike Morin to cap a three-run sixth inning.

The game remained scoreless into the sixth before shortstop J.J. Hardy hit a two-out, RBI double into the right-center field gap to score Chris Davis from first base. Schoop then hit a high, 89-mph fastball on an 0-1 count over the center-field fence...

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