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Despite first-half power outage, Orioles' Trumbo confident approach will lead to homers

Despite first-half power outage, Orioles' Trumbo confident approach will lead to homers

As the season nears the midpoint, Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo has seen his power numbers dip significantly from last year, when he led the majors with a career-high 47 homers. But as Trumbo assessed his first half of the season, he’s confident he has done all the things necessary to ensure his power stroke will eventually come.

Trumbo hit his 11th homer of the season in Friday’s series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, a far cry from last year’s pace when had already hit 23 homers through 79 games. And Trumbo has been maneuvering through a season in which he has seen fewer pitches to hit.

“Sometimes it’s a little give and take,” Trumbo said before Thursday’s series finale...

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