Houston Astros

Orioles offense among AL's best since All-Star break as lineup overhaul takes hold

Orioles offense among AL's best since All-Star break as lineup overhaul takes hold

Since reconvening after the All-Star break, the Orioles have put together one of the game's most consistent offenses in a clear departure from the inconsistency at the plate that marred their disappointing first half.

No matter what that resurgence is ascribed to, the truth is an offense with some of the game's top power hitters that's also enjoyed breakout years from rookie Trey Mancini and All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop has always been capable of better.

These last three weeks, they've provided much better.

"I've noticed that our offense has picked it up," said outfielder Seth Smith, who has been among the Orioles’ best hitters since the break....

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