On Saturday the home runs came not in one burst but in a slow dribble.
There were still three of them, giving the Orioles a major league-leading 23, but the 8-4 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday showed that a handful of home runs every game won’t be enough to turn every game into a win.
The Orioles constantly threatened outside of the solo home runs by third baseman Manny Machado, center fielder Adam Jones and first baseman Chris Davis, finishing the game with 10 hits. But they left nine runners on base, including eight against Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis in the first five innings.
It was a night when sustained offense wasn’t part of the...