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Newcomers lead Orioles' offense on 26-hit day

Newcomers lead Orioles' offense on 26-hit day

It was easy enough to round up the usual offensive suspects after the Orioles tied their all-time single-game record with 26 hits on Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics, but it was the unusual suspects who carried the day. New right fielder Gerardo Parra, who had gotten off to a slow start at the plate after being traded to the Orioles on July 31, went 5-for-6 to tie a career high. Recent call-up Steve Clevenger set a career high with four hits and Caleb Joseph set a personal best with four RBIs, including a clutch two-out, two-strike, two-run double that put the Orioles in front in the second inning. That was before anyone could have imagined what would come, and it was the...

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