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J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters a stabilizing duo for Orioles

J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters a stabilizing duo for Orioles

There are all sorts of statistical reasons the Orioles spent most of June on a decidedly upward trajectory to the top of the American League East, but there's really no point in overanalyzing their impressive turnaround. It hasn't been about the numbers, though they always have a story to tell in a sport that has long been obsessed with them. The resurgence of the Orioles comes down to a more intangible concept, but one that should be clearly apparent to anyone who watched the club stumble through April and May. Stability is not sexy. It does not make headlines or highlight shows. It simply creates an environment where good fundamental baseball thrives and winning is a lot more...

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