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Orioles first-half recap

Orioles first-half recap

The Orioles went into the All-Star break 44-44 after losing 10 of their past 13 games. Here's a look at how they got there. Situational struggles The Orioles experienced a dramatic dropoff in terms of situational hitting over their last 13 games before the break. Dating to the seventh inning of a July 5 win over the Chicago White Sox, the Orioles have an astonishing one hit in their past 41 at-bats with runners in scoring position. Going back to the beginning of the 3-10 stretch, the Orioles have just seven hits in their past 81 at-bats with RISP. The Orioles had been far and away the best team in the majors in those situations before their recent troubles, batting .320 with...