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If striking out is in Orioles' DNA, they need to change their genes

If striking out is in Orioles' DNA, they need to change their genes

The Orioles need to shake off Tuesday night's embarrassing 19-strikeout performance against the Houston Astros. But if that means rationalizing it as some sort of immutable genetic characteristic of their lineup, they need to think about what they want to be when they grow up.

It certainly won't be a world champion.

Adam Jones is right to acknowledge that a power-packed lineup is going to strike out a lot more than a bunch of pesky singles hitters, but the fact that striking out is "part of our DNA"...

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