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Thoughts on the Orioles' offense, Nelson Cruz and Bud Norris
Thoughts on the Orioles' offense, Nelson Cruz and Bud Norris

NEW YORK – The Orioles go into Wednesday afternoon's game against the New York Yankees still trailing the Los Angeles Angels by 2 1/2 games  -- two games in the loss column – for the top record in the American League and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Orioles have five games left to play; the Angels have four. After the Orioles were held to one hit Monday, they responded with 17 hits in Tuesday’s 5-4 win. Seeing leadoff hitter Nick Markakis get four hits, including a two-run homer – his first hits since returning from taking a pitch in the right shoulder – was a good sign for the Orioles. And manager Buck Showalter hopes to get...

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