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Orioles thoughts: Beating the Blue Jays, Nick Markakis, Kevin Gausman and AC/DC
Orioles thoughts: Beating the Blue Jays, Nick Markakis, Kevin Gausman and AC/DC

I realize that it is almost comical to be checking the American League East standings right now. It’s mid-June. These teams, with the exception of the surprisingly bad Tampa Bay Rays, are bunched up. And they will play each other so many more times in the next three-plus months that they likely will be jockeying for position until late September. Still, the Orioles (34-31) entered Thursday chasing the first-place Toronto Blue Jays (39-29), with a four-game sweep putting the Orioles just a half-game back. A sweep the other way, and the Orioles are back to .500 and reeling as they embark on a six-game road trip against two more division rivals, Tampa Bay and New York. So,...

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