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With every Orioles win, reliever Richard Bleier shows he's more than just a statistical oddity

With every Orioles win, reliever Richard Bleier shows he's more than just a statistical oddity

These Orioles haven't won often this season. When they have, Richard Bleier has been in the thick of it.

After Wednesday night’s two shutout innings, in which he twice allowed a single only to erase it with a double play for a clean frame, Bleier has held the opponent off the board in seven of the Orioles' 10 wins this season.

It began Opening Day in the 11-inning, walk-off victory over the Minnesota Twins, and hasn't stopped since. In a bullpen that's been without closer Zach Britton (Achilles tendon) all season and now must face a spell without late-innings specialist Darren O'Day (elbow), Bleier is being asked for more than ever — and meeting every...

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